Following the publication
of the Government's 'Positive For Youth' strategy in December 2011
which explained that the Department for Education was commissioning
the British Youth Council to provide a support service for youth
participation, we are ready to announce the details of our "Youth
Voice" programme for local authorities.
"Youth Voice" will enable us to support young people's voice and
involve them in decision making at both a local and national level
in England in 2012/13 as well as promote greater recognition of
their achievements. This means that BYC will now offer one joint
service which will result in a reduction in costs the two previous
organisations (UKYP and BYC) as well as an increase in benefits and
involvement of more young people.
Youth Voice Vehicles - self assessment
BYC has developed self-assessment toolkit to help Youth Voice
Vehicles (youth Councils, forums, cabinets and parliaments) and
local authorities review their current arrangements and identify
how they can be even more successful in listening to, and acting
on, the views of young people.
Training and development
Each region will host 3 BYC coventions in 2012/13.
UK Youth Parliament
Youth Voice resources
BYC has published a number of resources and toolkits to support
the development of Youth Voice within local authorities.