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CELEBRATING 70 YEARS

The British Youth Council is celebrating its 70th Anniversary, marking decades of its efforts to create social and political change for young people. Throughout the year, we will not only celebrate the stories of those who have been part of the youth voice movement, we’ll also celebrate the young people who continue to champion our vision for a better world.

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Read more +04 January 2018 By Jo Hobbs in News, Youth Select Committee

‘Life in Likes’ welcomed by the British Youth Council

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has launched a new report, ‘Life in Likes’, on the impact of social media on the lives of children before they become teenagers. Today’s report reveals many children are approaching a ‘cliff edge’ as they transition from primary to secondary school, with social media becoming much more important

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Read more +05 January 2018 By Thomas Copeland in Blogs, Youth Select Committee

A Body Confident Future

Yesterday, the Children’s Commissioner published their report, ‘Life in Likes’, on how social media can affect the lives and wellbeing of eight to twelve year olds, an area of research all too often ignored. In November 2017, the British Youth Council Youth Select Committee also took a stand by launching their report, A Body Confident Future, with 22

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YOUTH SELECT COMMITTEE LAUNCH REPORT ON BODY IMAGE

The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee has officially launch its report on body image and the impact it has on the wellbeing of children and young people.
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LIFESKILLS CREATED BY BARCLAYS

Lifeskills is a free employability programme which helps young people aged 11-24 build the skills they need to move forward in the 21st century workplace.
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Liam Preston

Former Chair of the British Youth Council
“The British Youth Council radically changed my career and life path. I had no idea what I wanted to do. But by volunteering with the charity, and seeing how it shapes young people's lives I now know I want to have my own career doing something similar”.
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