Build Our Futures 


Build Our Futures are the umbrella group for all of Wakefield Youth Voice activities 

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We are working together to make sure that all children and young people have their say on the things that affect them.

We want to make Wakefield a great place to live by:

  • Making our communities better and safer places to be.
  • Improve how people treat each other, encouraging respect and raising awareness of bullying, racism and homophobia
  • Helping to review and co-design services for children and young people, to make them better and make sure that the right support is given at the right time

Download the BOF newsletter for more information on how to get involved


There are lots of children in care who take part in these groups. The groups are really supportive and great fun to be involved in.  Why not get involved?


BOF are running a training programme for children and young people in Wakefield to help us make a difference and have our say! 


Build Our Futures Young People’s Accredited Training


Listening Training

Learn how to really listen and how to develop ways of helping people express themselves

Resilience Training

Learn and practice skills to help you feel good about yourself and bounce back from trauma.

Equality and Diversity Training

Challenge your own stereotypes, learn new ways of seeing life and celebrate difference.

Participation Training

Learn about basic rights to have your say, develop skills in chairing meetings, making a difference and getting the best out of people.

Interviewing adults for jobs with children

"It’s not fair to employ a social worker without children interviewing them because what would happen if they got the job then found out that children don’t like them?” 

Learn about selection and recruitment, questioning, assessment and deciding who is fit to work with children and young people.

Training adults to support children

Learn about presentation skills, co working, and challenging adults to give better support to children and young people.

Peer Mentoring

To do this training you need to have completed of all the other training. 

Learn how to support your peers, advocate for them, help them find their voice, and keep yourself safe.


Let your participation worker, Rich rstanley@wakefield.gov.uk  know if you would like to take part in any of the following training:


Check out other groups in Wakefield below!