We live in a Bailiwick full of inspiring, passionate, thoughtful, and driven young people. We have a strong community and you will grow up with endless sporting opportunities, natural environments and clean beaches to explore as well as a thriving art scene. Nevertheless, we know that growing up in the Bailiwick can mean you face similar pressures to young people everywhere else in the world (Young People’s Survey , 2019).
Youth work is defined by the Youth Work Act, 2001, in the UK as “A planned programme of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young people through their voluntary involvement, and which is complementary to their formal, academic or vocational education and training.”
At the Youth Commission, we believe that you are more than capable of reaching your full potential, but that life can be challenging and at times, your ability to be your very best self, is beyond your control. We believe that with the right support, available at the right time, we can help to make the difference that counts.
WHO ARE WE?
The Youth Commission became an independent charity in 2013 and in partnership with our principal funders, the States of Guernsey’s Committee for Education, Sport and Culture, we re-imagined youth work in the Bailiwick.
We deliver high quality targeted and universal services for children & young people to support them to develop their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.
In 2017 the Youth Commission merged services with The Hub which provided targeted support in order to provide a seamless offer for our young people.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
We are the largest children’s charity in the Bailiwick and we work with partners to provide a wide range of innovative and needs based services which are focused around activities, learning, voice., support and Network provisions.
On average, we work with 6,500 young people a year. In 2019, 1 in every 8 young people used our service.
The Leadership Team of the Youth Commission have a variety of areas of responsibility as well as being accountable for a team of staff who deliver in our five service areas: Learning, Support, Voice, Community, Network.
The delivery of all our services is supported by an administration team, overseen by the Office Manager.
The Youth Commission is proud to focus our funds on the delivery of services that will have the greatest impact on young people whilst ensuring we operate as a high quality, sustainable organisation.