The Commission chose three themes to guide its discussions and research: place, power and possibilities.

Place is about the physical and economic environment. We will be looking at what children and young people need from their local area in order to thrive. Particular issues include safety, housing, outside space and employment.

Power focuses on how children, young people and families can shape their lives. There will be a focus on the role of the wider community and different types of networks.

Possibilities focuses on how we can ensure that children and young people develop the life skills that they need to thrive. This includes preparation for the workplace, independent living and other key transitions in life.