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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 +16 February 2018 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press, Votes at 16

PROGRESS: A new age for democracy approaching

The British Youth Council and Votes at 16 Coalition welcome growing support from within the Conservative Party for the enfranchisement of 16 and 17 year olds. With former front bench Minsters Nicky Morgan MP and Justine Greening MP joining votes at 16 supporter, Sir Peter Bottomley MP, it is clear the tide is turning. Support

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Read more +02 February 2018 By Priya Bharadia in Blogs

Changing constitutions: Brent Youth Parliament can now ask questions at full council meetings

Young people in Brent have been at the forefront of local democracy in recent times; on Monday 22nd January 2018, it was announced that amendments to Brent Council’s constitution now enable Brent Youth Parliament members to attend full council meetings and pose questions for 20 minutes. Brent Youth Parliament members have been granted direct communication

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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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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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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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