Young Lives Bradford

Young Lives Bradford seeks to empower its network of voluntary and community organisations to achieve better outcomes for children and young people in Bradford and District.

We do this by: 

  • ENGAGING with a diverse range of organisations through collaboration, networking and clear, accessible channels of communications

  • INFLUENCING decision-makers on issues relevant to the diverse needs of children and young people through effective voluntary and community sector representation at a strategic level

  • DEVELOPING relevant resources and learning opportunities for individuals and organisations within the voluntary and community sector.

What we do

We are a network of voluntary and community sector groups and organisations in Bradford and District who deliver services to children, young people and families. The network currently has over 300 members and is recognised by the local authority, the Children’s Trust and Bradford Safeguarding Children Board partners as the coordinating body for the local voluntary and community sector.​

We provide: 

  • A voice for the voluntary and community sector at all levels of Bradford’s strategic Children’s Trust body – through our voluntary and community sector representatives.

  • Regular up to date information on all issues relating to children and young people’s services within Bradford and District through our newsletter Briefing Bradford 

  • Advice and guidance on a wide range of issues resulting from changes to service delivery – including training for staff and information and resources on safeguarding children and young people.Email if you need support or advice.

  • Events including network forums on topics of general interest to our network members e.g. Funding, Safeguarding, Early Help, Clinical Commissioning Groups and local policy updates

Take a look at our latest strategic and safeguarding updates, along with details of our networking forums

Join the Young Lives Bradford Network

If you are a voluntary or community sector group or not for profit organisation or project providing services to children, young people or families in Bradford and District. Network membership is FREE. Just register your group on our DIVA Bradford website  You also follow us at:

If you have any questions feel free to email us at