Our vision

A world where young people are respected and able to influence and inform decisions that affect their lives or on which they have strong opinions.

Our mission

The British Youth Council, as the national youth council of the UK, aims to connect with our member organisations and networks of local youth councils, to empower young people aged 25 and under, wherever they are from, to have a say and be heard. We aim to help them to participate in decisions that affect them; have a voice and campaign on issues they believe in, inspire them to have a positive impact, and gain recognition for their positive contribution to communities, society and the world.

Our values

Participation: All young people have the right to participate in the decisions which affect their lives and issues which they believe in locally, nationally and internationally.

Equality: We promote equality among young people; all young people in our member organisations are valued equally.

Diversity: Young people are diverse with different needs and opinions and this is to be recognised and celebrated.

Recognition: Young people are recognised for the positive contributions they make to society, their place as citizens now and in the future.

BYC Annual Review 2013/14

Annualreview 2012-13

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Strategic Framework 2014 - 2017

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