What We Do

Chilypep’s purpose is to promote the rights, wellbeing and opportunities of all young people across Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

We do this by:

  • Working with young people to campaign around issues that affect them.
  • Working with organisations and schools to increase meaningful participation of young people in strategic decisions.
  • Working with community services and local authorities to ensure that young people’s rights are protected and that their best interests are served.
  • Working in partnership with other charities, NGOs and organisations to deliver work which has a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable young people.
  • Training organisations and individuals to increase and improve the services available to young people in need of support and information.

If you'd like to find out more information about Chilypep or get involved, you can download our CHILYPEP Welcome Information leaflet






Our Impact

“Chilypep has positively influenced my life by giving me an insight into the organisational structures and decision-making processes for health and social care services. As a young carer myself, it has been incredibly important for me to be able to shape these services and ensure the views of other young carers are represented on a strategic level.” – Ratnu Vaidya,19 member of Chilypep VOYCE (views of young carers) Participation Group

“Chilypep has massively helped me become the person I am today through building my confidence, ability to speak up in public settings, have a sense of belonging and ability to make a difference” – Robyn, member of STAMP mental health awareness group.

Over the last 15 years Chilypep has worked with thousands of young people in Sheffield and across the country. We take a holistic approach to working with young people and believe that involving them in decision making in a meaningful way is both beneficial to the young people themselves and society as a whole.

What is empowerment?

Youth empowerment is a process in which children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their own lives. They do this by addressing their situation and the taking action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values and attitudes. 


If you’d like to know more about Chilypep’s past projects and work, you can download are annual reports and final project reports here:

Annual Report 2015 – 2016
Look At Me Now Booklet
Action Against Violence Final project report
Young People’s Domestic Abuse Services in Sheffield report