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Young People’s Advisory Panel

About our panel

Established in 2016, this panel is made up of 45 members of children and young people between the ages of 11 to 18. They have three full-day meetings a year and its Chair and vice-Chair are also members of our advisory panel.

This advisory panel holds us to account on the delivery of our three year and annual work plans.

Here are our current members, recruited from across Wales…


My name is Milton. I’m a Salvadorean guy. I’m interested in becoming a paediatrician and to help all the children that need help. I’m someone who takes care about people’s opinion and as well if they got any ideas and I like listen to everyone and learning new things about everyone.


I live in Swansea and enjoy spending my time on the Gower beaches. I enjoy playing all kinds of sport especially swimming and netball I really enjoy music and I play the harp and piano.


I’m 13 years old and live with my parents and older brother. I love playing badminton and have always felt honoured to be selected to represent Wales in several National tournaments. I also enjoy the clarinet and play for my school group and am working towards grade 7. I’m doing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh and hope to see the problem-solving skills I’m learning help the wider community around me. I’m really keen to try and help highlight some of the issues that young people living in Wales might be facing and support the Children’s Commissioner to make change during a difficult time for many.


Hello, my name is Holly. I’m 14 and I live in Bridgend. I am on school council and eco council as well as being a part of Bridgend Youth Council and Bridgend Youth Theatre. I’m honoured to have been chosen to be on the young people’s advisory panel. I am looking forward to being a part of the panel and hope to ensure every child is heard and grows up happy.


Hello my name is Imogen and I’m from Cardiff. I am 14. I am very looking forward to starting my options this year and learning lots of new things. I am privileged to be given an opportunity to be a part of the advisory panel and to share my views and engage with other people. In my spare time I like to play netball and hockey, building friendships with players as well as learning languages in school with creative writing. As a child myself, with experience of speaking out, representing my school as being ambassador and school council for talks with governors, I’m pleased to support others my age and socialise to give people a voice who need it most.


Hi I’m Mari, I’m 14 and I live in Carmarthenshire. I enjoy Scouts, hockey, running and chess in my free time. I hope to help every young person’s voice be heard, especially those living in more rural areas.


Hello my name is Noura. I’m currently an A- Level student of Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I have served as school council member several times, but this is my first placement on an external panel and I look forward to contributing as well as developing and educating myself. My extracurricular interests are mainly in art and reading and I envision improved quality to aspects of young people’s lives that are currently not addressed or not frequently acknowledged.


Hi, I’m Rowan, I’m 14 and live in Cardiff. I’m really excited to be on this panel as I have always been keen on making a change for young people. As a young person who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community, I strongly believe that all children should feel included in today’s society, and I’m really excited to work with the Children’s Commissioner to make this happen. I also love nature and really enjoy going on walks in the beautiful Welsh countryside, and I’m passionate about protecting it.


My name is Erin, I’m 15 and I live in Flintshire, North Wales. I play the piano and flute and also enjoy watching films, reading and acting. I love animals too, especially dogs. I’m looking forward to being in the panel as I am passionate about changing the way people respond to the problems that children face throughout Wales and want to see an improvement in how these different issues are tackled.


Hello, Im Zjackaria. I’m 11 years old I enjoy learning about politics and climate change. I try to do the sustainable option and I enjoy learning about different cultures. I like playing the violin and learning new languages. I’m hoping to join the welsh youth parliament in the future and I am very grateful to be working with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.


Hello there! My name is Sienna and I am 11 years old, I’m also a Member of the children’s commissioner advisory panel, My main passion is art but I also am interested in mycology, I hope my voice can be heard; but I also wish for others like me to be able to speak up for Wales and the wider world! I hope to make a difference in our climate and save our world! I am very grateful to have this opportunity.