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Last year we provided over 970,000 opportunities for young people to have their say.

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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 +14 November 2018 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press, Youth Select Committee

Youth Select Committee call on Government to take action on ‘unequal’ work experience opportunities

On Wednesday 14th November, the Youth Select Committee launched its report investigating the barriers faced by young people across the country in accessing quality work experience. The report, titled ‘Realising the Potential of Work Experience’ is being launched in advance of a government response, and forms part of the UK Parliament Week festival. Work experience

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Read more +16 November 2018 By Susie Williams in Blogs

Young people can have an impact on the NHS through social action

Did you know that children and young people make up nearly 25% of the population, and thus a significant proportion of the NHS’s patients? Or that we are some of the largest users of primary care, such as GP practices and clinics; as well as secondary care, which includes A&E’s, hospitals and so forth… It’s

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MEMBERS OF YOUTH PARLIAMENT TO DEBATE IN THE COMMONS

Members of Youth Parliament will sit in the House of Commons on Friday 9th November 2018. Members of Youth Parliament will discuss ‘ending knife crime’, ‘mental health’, ‘equal pay, for equal work’, ‘tackling homelessness’ and ‘votes at 16’.

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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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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