The Youth Select Committee is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons. The eleven committee members are aged 13-18 and include two Members of the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs), two youth councillors, a Young Mayor, one elected representative from each of the devolved nations and three reserved seats.

This year's Youth Select Committee will focus on the issues surrounding negative body image following a noticeable increase in body confidence issues in the UK.

Find out more about the previous inquiries led by the British Youth Council's Youth Select Committee.


Download evidence submitted to the Youth Select Committee.

001 Harley Keasey

002 Alex Russell

003 Christine Wright

004 Xii Cin

005 Salsabeel Montague

006 Emma Ghanem

007 Sadie McGrane

008 Professor Julie Selwyn

009 Cameron Wood

C010 CLIC Sargent

011 Joanna Hall

012 Dr Barbara Mitra

013 Stephanie Yeboah

014 Helen Walsh

015 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust

016 Hannah Lewis

017 Chandler Wilson

018 - Headway Adolescent Resources Limited

019 - Paul Milton

020 Bradford Youth Service

021 Tasnia Chowdhury

022 Nuffield Council on Bioethics

023 Kirstie Stage

024 Chloe Lintern

025 Gresham's School

026 Esoteric Practitioners Association

027 Changing Faces

028 Cainscross Youth Forum

029 Association for Young Peoples Health

030 SAYiT

031 Beauty Demands Network

032 University of Birmingham

033 HBSC team at CRIPACC, University of Hertfordshire

034 Focus The Identity Trust

035 NHS Youth Forum

036 Kaitlyn

037 Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

038 Fixers

039 National Union of Teachers

040 Dr L Boothroyd, Dr E Evans, Mrs T Thornborrow

041 Jenny Way (young people Plymouth)

042 Charlotte Kerner

043 The Friendly Development Charity

044 The Mix

045 Hounslow Youth Council

046 The Children's Society

047 Leo Brooks

048 PSHE Association

049 - Girlguiding


051 Kashmire Hawker

052 James Cathcart

053 Ranea Saad

054 Working Group on Body Image and Eating Disorders

055 Centre for Appearance Research

056 Oak Cottage Primary School

057 Simran Kaur Sanghera

058 YMCA

059 Young Minds

060 Beat

061 Dudley Youth Council

062 Liz Ritchie

063 BBC

064 Professor Jessica Ringrose

065 Thomas Shanahan

066 Groundwork Greater Nottingham

067 Government Equalities Office

068 Anonymous 

069 RSBC Youth Forum

070 - Department for Health

071 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

072 - Government Equalities Office

073 - Emma Rich

74- Twitter


The Youth Select Committee heard from various young people and professionals in oral evidence sessions.


Committee Members and Staff Contact Details

Youth Select Committee
British Youth Council
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH

General information

Anna Sterckx, National Projects Coordinator at the British Youth Council on 07956 681150 or email

Press and Publicity information

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Rhammel Afflick, Communications & Media Officer, British Youth Council, on 020 7250 8376 or; Camilla Aitken, House of Commons Senior Media Relations Officer, on 020 7219 7395 or