Improving Young People’s Life Chances

In Autumn 2017 Waltham Forest set up the Life Chances Commission, to focus on the council priority of 'Improving our residents life chances' . This commission was tasked with identifying the actions that the council should take, and activities they should lead, to ensure young people in Waltham Forest have the opportunities and support to thrive during their lives. In September 2018, the council launched its response.

For more information on what we’re doing, supported by our Life Chances Taskforce – as well as how we are engaging you and young people see the blogs below!  

11 October 2019

Raising Waltham Forest - New Newsletter for parents

As part of the council's Life Chances programme, we’re committed to providing parents with local information to help support them and the children in their care. This is why Waltham Forest have created the brand new Raising Waltham Forest newsletter to try and provide relevant and interesting information to parents of school aged children.

25 September 2019

The Big Youth Conversation (BYC) 2019

Created and led by young people and continuing the success of the award winning Big Youth Conversation 2018, The Big Youth Conversation 2019 surveyed people aged 7 to 25. Read our Youth Takeover Newsletter!  


11 September 2019

Youth Independent Advisory Group

The YIAG is a group of young people, some of whom are ex-offenders, victims of crime or come from areas where youth violence is a part of their lives. They run regular sessions at schools, pupil referral units and the youth offending service.

19 September 2019

Cultural Leadership Trainees graduate at the V&A

Do you know someone who is 16 to 25 years, lives, works of studies in Waltham Forest and wants to be part of the next generation of cultural leaders?

19 September 2019

Disability Enablement Services Young People’s Forum

Are your young people interested in joining the Disability Enablement Services’ Young People’s Forum?

19 September 2019

Voices in Partnership (VIP)

VIP (Voices in Partnership) is a youth engagement group based in Early Help. The group work with young people aged 14 to 19 who have been in contact with the criminal justice system.

20 September 2019

Young Advisors

Young Advisors are young people who work with the council and its partner services to help improve services for young people. Find out what one Young Advisor had to say about her experience improving services for young people in the borough.