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Shadow Board

KBSP Young People's Shadow Board

Shadow Board

We meet twice a month with one formal meeting and one less formal. We talk about the services in Bristol that are working to protect us and what we think could be done better. We use our voice to make sure the adults in the KBSP keep children and young people at the heart of designing services. It is a place where professionals can hear children and young people’s issues and concerns around safety.

Sometimes we invite senior members of the KBSP and other important people to our meetings to find out what they are doing to help children and young people in Bristol. We attend Executive meetings to talk about our projects and to find out what is going on within children's services. 

We work on projects so we can help improve systems that keep children and young people safe. The Shadow Board hold drop-in sessions to have open discussions with children and young people about important subjects that impact them. 


Current Projects


Join in

If you are a young person who is interested in joining the Shadow Board, or have an issue you would like to bring to the board, please complete this google form.

You can also email the Shadow Board directly; 


National groups:

Young People's Board for Change | NSPCC


Other local groups:



Bristol City Youth Council

Members of the Bristol City Youth Council are elected members aged 11 to 18. They are voted in by the Bristol Big Youth Vote

Listening Partnership

The Listening Partnership is the Bristol SEND Youth Participation Forum for 13 to 19 year olds with special educational needs or disabilities, and young people up to the age of 25 with learning difficulties

Freedom LGBTQ+

Freedom LGBTQ+ is Off The Record's gender and sexuality social action project

Off The Record

Off The Record is a mental health social movement that provides mental health and wellbeing support and advice for young people aged 11-25 in Bristol and South Gloucestershire