Join our youth advisory group

Do you want to be involved in decisions about Back Up’s services for children and young people? We believe that the best way to support children and young people is to find out from them.

“The best bit of the training has been seeing everyone grow in confidence and make friends. As well as seeing people’s ideas become aims for Back Up and feeling that we have made a change and contribution.”

Youth advisor

Our next training weekend is taking place Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2025.

Not only are the training weekends a chance to share your ideas and influence the services but they are also an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, confidence, and meet other young people affected by spinal cord injury. The volunteer experience is also a great addition to a CV or University application!

Want to have your say? Email to secure your space now, or to find out more.

Check out the video below to get a glimpse of what the weekends can look like.

Back Up – Youth Advisory Group weekend in Coventry 2019

Young wheelchair users and volunteers at a training weekend

Back Up – Youth Advisory Group weekend in Coventry 25th – 26th February 2017

Our YAG is sponsored by Bolt Burdon Kemp (BBK)


If you want to help influence the development of our services for children and young people, then register your interest online or call the team on 020 8875 1805 to find out about becoming a youth advisor.