Calderdale Young Advisors are a group of Young People aged between 13-17 years old. The Young Advisors influence how services in Calderdale safeguard, support and help improve the lives of children and young people in Calderdale.

Our work varies from creating posters and surveys to going to meetings and presenting our findings. This helps us to gain future skills and it is great experience for our CV.

We work closely with Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership. We meet online, on the first Thursday of every month from 5pm – 7pm (date and times may vary). We get paid £5 an hour.

If you are interested in applying for the role of Young Advisor, please tell us your name, age and provide responses to the following questions.

  1. Please explain your understanding of the role of a Young Advisor
  2. If you or someone you know are unsafe, do you know what safeguarding services are available for support?
  3. What do you feel are the most important issues for young people today?
  4. Can you please tell us a time you have shown your commitment to something?

Please email

Young Advisors Projects:

Young Advisors Manifesto

The Young Advisors conducted a survey with over 200 young people in Calderdale to find out what was important to them, and what changes they wanted to see happen so that young people have a better future.  Watch their Manifesto for Young People in Calderdale. 

Homelessness and Sofa Surfing

The Young Advisors undertook a survey with over 600 Young People in Calderdale to find out what Young People knew about the risks of Homelessness and Sofa Surfing. Watch our video which shares the key findings, and recommendations to improve services for young people at risk of homelessness or sofa surfing.

Read the Young Advisors Homelessness Survey Report for more detail.