Young Commissioners

The Young Commissioners are a diverse group made up of young people aged 12-18, from different backgrounds and different schools across the borough, who meet regularly to help shape services and influence decision making in Sutton.

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The Young Commissioners are a group of about thirty diverse 12-18 year olds, representing the voice of Sutton's youth to improve Sutton for other young people. They meet every fortnight in central Sutton on Thursday evenings in term time with a broad range of guests from various organisations such as the council, NHS professionals, the police, local charities, politicians, and other youth groups to give their view on positive action needed. They also go to, and organise, events and activities in the community and encourage other young people to get involved. And of course, eat some snacks and have fun while they’re at it!

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

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 and 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 (good way to get to know other young people from other schools across the borough of all backgrounds).

  • 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.

  • Great experience to take with you into your working world including special access to key influencers and options for special events e.g. parliament, youth events in London
  • Fortnightly meetings at our central Sutton venue, as well as taking part in other events and activities. 

  • Regular support and contact from the Youth team.

  • Be part of the Jack Petchey Awards scheme with a chance to be an award winner, get it on your CV and influence how the prize money is spent!

In return we ask for Young Commissioners to be committed to attending regular fortnightly meetings (Thursdays after school), and in between get actively involved with creating and responding to polls, surveys, social media, website, planning and delivering events, generally positively contributing to this great unique group.

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.