The Policy Working Group is comprised of individuals and organisations committed to shaping policy around big social issues. The group will work alongside the Commissioners to review the emerging evidence, inform emerging hypotheses and suggest policy positions.

Balbir Chatrik, Director of Policy and Participation, Centrepoint


Balbir Chatrik is Director of Policy and Participation at national Centrepoint, which supports homeless young people into jobs and stable housing.

She has previously worked as a policy advisor in the Department for Education. Balbir’s area of expertise is the development of youth policy with an emphasis on vulnerable young people in the labour market.

Balbir’s work with young people in both an FE setting and youth clubs has directly supplemented her policy expertise. In addition, she has served as a school governor.