A world where young people are respected and able to influence
and inform decisions that affect their lives or on which they have
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.
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
Diversity: Young people are diverse with
different needs and opinions and this is to be recognised and
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
Strategic Framework 2014 - 2017