Better Young Lives

Better Young Lives is a forum of professionals led by Mid Sussex District Council to work with partners from both the statutory and voluntary sector to ensure better lives and outcomes for children and young people from birth to 25 years. 

Young people represent our future, and that future is influenced by the environment in which young people develop. Here in Mid Sussex, we are fortunate to live in an area with a range of resources available to young people. However, assessments of current provision have identified youth issues that need to be addressed. This has been a subject for concern and debate at all levels in recent years.

The District Council aims to increase the level of partnership working and the amount of services available for young people living in the district. 'Better Young lives' was produced after consultation with partners agencies, professionals, councillors and of course young people. 

Current issues identified for the Better Young Lives Group to address during 2016/17 are:

  • Voice and Engagement of Young People
  • Support for Village Provision in Mid Sussex
  • Positive Activities for Young People
  • Worklessness
  • Isolated Communities
  • Safeguarding

NEETS Forum - a sub-group of BYL Partners specifically focusing on young people 16 to 18 who find themselves not in education, employment or training.  During this closed meeting the professionals representing various agencies working with NEET young people discuss their options and opportunities.  MSDC has a legal obligation towards any information supplied by young people.  NEETs Forum Privacy Notice


Please contact Sally for further information:

Sally Blackmore - Better Young Lives Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01444 477057

Strategy Documents