The Youth Participation Team is made up of the following teams:

1.  Advocacy

2.  Youth Voice (including Youth Council, Children in Care Councils, Young Ambassadors, Youthwise, ARC Programme)

3.  Independent Visiting Service

4.  Accreditation (including Youth Arts Award)

To reach our team, including the advocates:

Call us free from a landline on 0800 0524 280, or

  • text or call us on 07812 356 994

  • call our main office number on 01273 295510

  • or email us on

Our office is staffed between 9-5 Monday to Friday.

We can organise an interpreter if it is easier for you to talk in your language.

We will keep everything you say private and confidential. If we are worried about your or someone else’s safety, we may need to pass information on to others but we will always try to discuss this with you first.

​MEET THE youth participation TEAM

Kim Wells Team Manager 

Laura Lurcock Business Support Officer

Debbie Garrett Senior Youth Worker

John Lewry Lead Youth Participation Worker

Susy John Senior Advocate

Jade Seraphine-Dunford Youth Advocacy Worker

Dawn Gibson Youth Advocacy Worker

Jason Gathern Youth Advocacy Worker

Debbie Tabis Youth Participation Worker

Gemma Doughty Independent Visitor Coordinator

Anna Healy Independent Visitor Coordinator

Julia Box Arts Award Youth Worker

Sarah Pain Arts Award Youth Worker

Scott Trenholme Caretaker


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