Young inspectors are young people who have volunteered to experience and inspect services delivered to children and young people within North Yorkshire.

The role of a young inspector

The role is open to young people aged between 11 and 19 and up to 25 years old for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Young inspectors check services are delivering what they should be according to Ofsted, legislation and other policies and standards. They also listen to the views of children and young people who use services by asking for their views, experiences and feelings. Once an inspection is complete they report their findings to a senior manager. Inspections are mostly carried out in school holidays, although there may be occasions when we undertake inspections early evening or on a Saturday. 

You do not have to take part in every inspection. You will be offered the opportunity to choose based upon your availability.

As a young inspector you will:

  • Receive full training before you can become a young inspector;
  • Get to take part in fun and rewarding activities (chosen by the young inspectors themselves) twice a year;
  • Learn new skills and improve your confidence;
  • Have an opportunity to make a positive difference to other young people in North Yorkshire;
  • Receive a young inspector uniform (a hoodie or t-shirt);
  • Have the opportunity to gain a qualification; and
  • Receive a gift voucher for each full inspection you complete. 

Getting involved

If you would like to know more about the role or would like to apply to become a young inspector please email vip@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 632170.

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