Children and Young People’s Council

CLAPA’s Children and Young People’s Council are 12-17 year olds who were born with a cleft from all around the UK. 

Who we are

As members of the Children and Young People’s Council, we have the chance to represent other young people who were born with a cleft in the UK, to have our say in shaping CLAPA’s services, to make new friends, to have fun, and to make a difference.

We meet regularly and have an exciting adventure weekend away each year, getting involved in lots of important work in between. 

We have worked not only with CLAPA, but also with researchers and Cleft Teams on leaflets, webpages and other resources aimed at young people, helping them to think about the language and images they use, and the messages they want to put across.

Hear about the CYPC from the members themselves!

The CYPC spoke about why they got involved with the charity and what having a cleft means to them. Watch the video below to learn more!

Join our Children and Young People’s Council

Are you 12 – 17 years old and were born with a cleft? Are you interested in making a difference for other young people born with a cleft in the UK?

We are currently recruiting for new members to join our Children and Young People’s Council (CYPC), who meet regularly to help us to improve our work for young people across the UK. Find out more and apply below!

Recruitment Poster

CYPC Information Pack

Apply to join the CYPC here!

Find out more

Contact [email protected]


Back to Young People’s Hub

Comments are closed.