Become a Short Breaks Young Inspector

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.

Get involved

You can apply to become a Young InspectorThis is an exciting opportunity for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs and between the ages of four to 19 years to become involved within a participation project to help adapt the Short Breaks service.

We want to hear from you if you like working in groups, giving your thoughts and feelings, and being rewarded for your hard work as well as participating in free activities.

Contact the Young Inspectors Lead to arrange a chat and an informal meeting. Contact us directly or call us.

Rewarding Young Inspectors

Short Breaks values children and young people and families giving up your free time to be part of the Young Inspectors programme. As a result, Short Breaks have introduced an incentive scheme to thank you for all your hard work.


We are aware of the benefits of being involved in a participation project like the Young Inspectors programme. Children and young people with disabilities and additional needs involved within the programme can expect to gain a range of valuable experiences and develop valuable skills, such as:

  • working as a team
  • communicating with others
  • having fun
  • sharing thoughts and providing solutions to issues
  • building confidence. 

Such skills and experiences can work towards individual educational achievement as well as supporting the development of this important service.

We offer you, as a Young Inspector, vouchers of your choice each time you are involved in the initiative. You will gain a Short Breaks stamp which represents a monetary value to go towards a £5 voucher for every inspection. 

Vouchers can be claimed at the end of the annual programme which will be presented at a Young Inspectors party.

Recognition award

Short Breaks will also provide the Young Inspectors with a certificate of achievement.