Meet the Team:

Emily Castle, CEO

Amy Charles, Mental Health Community Builder (16 - 25yrs)

Safeen Rehman, Young Healthwatch Co-ordinator

Aidan Bluff, Project Worker 

We also have a team of volunteers who provide admin and training to groups across the District. If you would like to volunteer with Young Lives Consortium, please email



Wakefield Families Together has a range of different strategic groups, currently the reps are YLC staff members. If any members would like to find out more or get involved, please email

This includes:

  • The Youth Support Hub Development meetings- Mohammed Ayub
  • Wakefield Safeguarding Partnership Integrated Learning and Development- Emily Castle
  • NEET Strategic Board
  • Cluster Development- Wakefield Families Together
  • Early Years Strategic Board

The current representatives at Young Lives are:

Safeguarding Children Partnership- Janice Hawkes

Children and Young People’s Partnership- Emily Castle