The Short Breaks Young Inspector scheme is specifically designed to increase the involvement of children and young people with disabilities and additional needs.

Young Inspectors will be able to provide opinions and feedback to us on activities by participating, observing, and recording their views through completing our child-friendly questionnaire.

The aims of the programme will support:

  • youth in receiving the best possible standards from services that work with them or have an impact on them
  • children and young people participation in the Short Breaks service, empowering them to make their voices heard and needs met
  • organisations and activity providers to use feedback for improvements provided by the Young Inspectors to support their service or activity becoming more inclusive and disability friendly
  • Short Breaks continuing to work with the Young Inspectors and use the findings from the project as a reflective tool for improving best practice and implementing change in the future.


The young Inspectors programme are looking for new recruits, does anyone know of any children with disabilities who would be interested in joining the programme? They are particularly looking for young people with physical disabilities but it looks like the remit is wider from details on the website.

Please feel free to share with colleagues and contact kelly.quinn@iow.gov.uk if you would like further information or access the weblink as above.