What is Young NCB?
Young NCB is our membership group exclusively for children and young people. It gives young people the opportunity to speak out about the things that are important to them and contribute to the work we do to improve the lives of children and young people.
At NCB, we make sure that children and young people’s views and experiences inform every aspect of our work in order to bring about lasting change for them, others, their services and their communities. We involve young people in our governance, research and policy work, and we ask for their advice on our projects and programs – these young people are all members of Young NCB!
We do this because we recognise that young people are experts on their own lives, and through their direct input our work is even more effective.
Who can join?
Young NCB is open to all children and young people up to the age of 18 who live in England or Northern Ireland (or up to 24 for those with special educational needs or disabilities).
It’s absolutely free to join and you don’t need to have done anything like this before – it’s a great place to start! It’s completely up to you how much or how little you would like to do depending on your other commitments and how much time you may have.
Check out what some of our current members are saying! link to case studies (text below)
You’ll have the opportunity to take action on issues that are important to you and your friends, such as campaigning for financial education, speaking out about transport services, taking part in events or lobbying Government.
Alongside this, you’ll develop skills such as public speaking, writing, campaigning, communications and teamwork and make a whole host of new friends!
You’ll receive monthly email bulletins to keep up-to-date with what everyone is up to and all the latest events and opportunities, and you’ll also have access to our private social networking groups.
What do members do?
- Take part in meetings, events and activities on a range of issues including bullying, children’s rights and the health service.
- Help with NCB projects and campaigns.
- Get involved in speaking to the media, recruiting NCB staff and writing articles and blogs.
- Help to plan Young NCB’s work by becoming an Advisory Group member.
- Travel to exciting places and meet new people.