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Youth Advisory Panel

Youth Advisory Panel

Youth advisory panel

At Plan International UK, we know that young people can change the world. From tackling child marriage in Malawi to campaigning to make public sexual harassment a crime in the UK, together we are the champions for children’s rights.  

Youth Advisory Panel members are advisors, ambassadors and activists who are experts in their own lives. Their role at Plan International UK is to provide a youth perspective on our work and ensure that children and young people are at the heart of everything we do.  

No two days on our Youth Advisory Panel look the same! One day our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) might be campaigning for child rights by speaking with politicians and another day YAP could be working with our staff to design a way to help girls speak up safely online.  Youth Advisors come to Plan International UK with a whole range of skills, expertise and lived experience.  

We shape a way forward by bringing everyone together to learn how Plan works, and we listen and learn from young people as experts in their own lives and experiences. We share skills through workshops, training, and running projects with youth advisors and staff. 

Our YAPs have had the chance to speak in parliament, shadow our staff members from across the organisation, work with our partners like Chelsea FC and Urban Outfitters. And in everything that YAP do with us, we’ll make sure that they feel confident and supported by our staff team.  


There’s no limit to where young people should have their voices heard. This year YAPs have:

  • Spoken to the Home Secretary about our #CrimeNotCompliment Campaign
  • Met colleagues in Plan Somalia through a shadowing day
  • Fed in to proposals put forward at the Government Department for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development
  • Engaged with Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp through the Plan Global Hub

YAPs have made their voices heard far and wide across Plan International UK and beyond.

The Youth Advisory Panel in solidarity
Join the Youth Advisory Panel Today!


We are looking to recruit 18 young people to join our Youth Advisory Panel. No experience needed, just a passion to make the world better for children and especially girls. As part of the Youth Advisory Panel, you’ll learn about and influence our work from the inside out, getting involved in what Plan International staff do day-to-day, and bringing your voice to the centre of the organisation. If this sounds like you, click the link below to find out how to apply.


Join the Panel today!

Make a change for young people