Caleb Stevens is an experienced safeguarding and child protection officer, supporting children and young people with their mental health, wellbeing and welfare.
Having completed a degree in public services, Caleb is currently studying a Masters in Diplomacy and International Relations as well as in Advanced Child Protection. Caleb has a multitude of governance appointments, presiding as the strategic lead for safeguarding for over five including being a Vice Chair for a large multi-academy trust in Cornwall. Caleb also enjoys serving as a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Lead Governor for a large primary school.
Appointed as the youngest Magistrate for the Ministry of Justice in 2017 and former Independent Monitoring Board Member for Her Majesty's Prison Exeter, Caleb is committed to equality and diversity and has supported many organisations with their inclusivity and interaction with children and young people. This particularly includes developing 'youth voice' at strategic level, where Caleb is passionate about challenging perceptions that young people can have significant levels of responsibility, including Trusteeship.
Caleb is the YHA's youngest Trustee in the organisation's 90-year history since foundation and hopes to contribute his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to developing and embedding 'youth voice' within the YHA. Furthermore, Caleb looks forward to contributing additional expertise on education and safeguarding to ensure all children and young people receive the best support and outcomes YHA has to offer.
Living right next to Dartmoor, in his spare time Caleb enjoys taking long moor walks which has further contributed to his passion for being immersed within nature, travelling the UK and staying with many YHA hostels in the process.