The Off the Record Participation Service works with a number of different organisations to think of ways that children and young people can help professionals make services better for them. This can mean supporting children and young people to help design, improve and influence services which they are using or would like to use.

Off the Record firmly believes that children and young people should be involved in developing an organisation that works for them. Young people have contributed their time and expertise in a range of ways including providing feedback on services to tell staff how they can be improved, helping to plan new developments, fundraising for the service and getting involved in recruiting new staff and volunteers for the organisation. We also support young people to lobby local and national decision makers and politicians to change or stop issues and services affecting them.