Young Commissioners

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Hearing the voice of young people and helping to shape services and influence decision making in Sutton 

The Young Commissioners are a diverse group made up of young people from different backgrounds and different schools across the borough striving together towards a common goal:  to work together to make Sutton a better, safer place for the next generation. What makes the Young Commissioners special is that we are led by young people, made by young people, for young people.  

They hold meetings regularly at Volunteer Centre Sutton or other venues to discuss current plans and network with guests from various institutions and expertise like Commissioners, NHS professionals, local charities, politicians, and other youth groups. They also go to events and activities in the community and encourage other young people to get involved. And of course, eat some snacks while they’re at it! 

They organise events to engage with people in our community and break down barriers. They participate in the commissioning of public services. For instance, they are often invited to participate in activities related to helping Sutton Council making decisions by providing a youth perspective when picking service providers, identifying local community needs, coming up with solutions for local problems, and evaluating public services. 

The Young Commissioners co-produce a regular newsletter with the Sutton MPS Schools team, which goes to every primary and secondary school in the London Borough of Sutton. The newsletter provides information on local crime issues impacting young people, information on how to contact the police about issues, and Police and non-police resources designed to support young people. 

Read previous issues:

July 2023

September 2023

October 2023

Interested in becoming a Young Commissioner? Please give us your details and one of the team will be in touch soon. 

If you are a young person aged 12-18 years (or up to 25 if you have additional needs or are a care leaver), living or studying in the London Borough of Sutton, who wants to make a difference and get involved with your community, join us! 

Become a Young Commissioner and start making a difference 

  • Learn new skills, work as part of a team and make new friends. 

  • Influence decision making and help to shape services in Sutton. 

  • Be the voice of young people in Sutton, helping to make a difference to other young people’s lives. 

  • Fortnightly meetings at the Volunteer Centre as well as taking part in other events and activities. 

  • Regular support and contact from the Young Commissioner coordinator. 

  • Benefit from membership of the British Youth Council.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Young Commissioner, please get in touch with the Young Commissioner coordinator by emailing You can also give us your details here and one of the team will be in touch soon.   

If you would like to keep up to date with the Young Commissioners please follow them on their Instagram page. 

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