Rotherham Young Inspectors

About Young Inspectors

A Young Inspector is a volunteer who inspects Children & Young People’s Services within Rotherham Council. We are recruiting 11 to 24 years old to inspect services during school holidays.

Better Services, Brighter Futures

Would you like to have your say on the services delivered to children, young people, and their families?

Would you like the opportunity to be part of a young person inspection team and carry out activities?

  • Mystery Shop
  • Reality Check
  • Developing Surveys
  • Consultation
  • Focus Groups
  • And working together with other young people groups

Group of young inspectors in Riverside House

What it's like to be a Young Inspector

The young inspectors have told us what they like the most about being a young inspector

“I like being a Young Inspector because we go on trips, meet new people and it builds my confidence”

“I like the Young Inspectors as it helps my confidence skills”

“I like being a Young Inspector because we help people, make sure that people are safe, and we help people who are less fortunate than me”

“It’s very interesting and fun to do as it allows us to get and experience. The people are very nice and do not judge”

“Easy to contact them and fast response, I take part in activities and meet new people and see new places. I learn new skills and build my confidence and I get to gain a certificate”

“The Young Inspectors makes me become a productive member of the community. Provides us with the skills that will asset us in the future e.g., Leadership. It builds my confidence. I get involved in things I wouldn’t have ever done. Helps my community become a better and safer place for young people. I learn things about myself and my abilities that I would have known”

“I like the way everyone contributes and learns new things in every inspection or every meeting. I think I am really lucky to learn new things and that I can have a good experience as a young inspector, and I can socialise with other people”

The Team

  • Bev Pepperdine, Young Inspector Project Manager
  • Ashlea Harvey, Young Inspector Co-ordinator
  • Faatimah is our Young Inspector and the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Representative
  • Adiba, Young Inspector
  • Amariya, Young Inspector
  • Haleemah, Young Inspector
  • Ibrahim, Young Inspector
  • Rohaib, Young Inspector
  • Cameron, Young Inspector
  • Aidan, Young Inspector
  • Yousef, Young Inspector
  • Hafsah, Young Inspector

Services have listened to the Young Inspectors to make a difference.

Our Young Inspectors make a significant contribution towards improving the quality of the services we deliver and provide to children, young people, and families in Rotherham. They are an integral part of our improvement journey and continue to shine a light on what’s working well and what we need to improve. They are fantastic to work with and never fail to impress and amaze me with their professionalism and enthusiasm to make a positive difference

David McWilliams - Assistant Director; Early Help and Family Engagement

Rotherham Young Inspectors

If you would like to find out more about the young inspectors programme in Rotherham or need to ask us a question, please complete the online form.