Recruitment – Care Quality Commission's children and young people advisory group


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is developing work on involving children and young people in their inspection work as young Experts by Experience (ExE).

To help with this work CQC has set up a children and young people’s advisory group that meets every three months to help design the best ways of working with children and young people.

The advisory group has now been in place for a year and half and some of the young people have gone on to become young ExE.

CQC is now looking to recruit more children and  young people (aged 8 to 21 years) who have experience of using care services, or of caring for someone who use services.

They are particularly looking for children and young people from the following groups:

  • younger children – aged 8 to 13
  • young carers
  • young people with experience of using mental health services
  • young people with experience of using substance misuse services
  • looked after children and young people
  • young people from South of England

In return for your time CQC will give you £30 high street vouchers and will also pay for your travel expenses. See attached for more information.

If you are interested in applying please complete and return the attached application form to Aileen Hamdan[email protected] by 9am Monday 15th September.

For more information please contact Aileen on 07795 617 71.

Successful applicants will be informed by 24th September and will be invited to attend the next quarterly meeting on Saturday 11 October in either Bath or Bristol ( venue to be confirmed), 11 am to 3 pm.

To know more about CQC, here is an animation clip, About CQC, on YouTube.