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A world in which every young person is empowered to create social and political change.

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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 +10 December 2018 By Rhammel Afflick in News, Press, Youth Select Committee

Youth Select Committee to investigate knife crime epidemic

The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee will examine different aspects of the reported knife crime epidemic in its next inquiry. The new committee of eleven young people, which is yet to be appointed, will embark on the inquiry in the Spring of 2019. Over 1.1 million young people declared knife crime their biggest concern in

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Read more +12 December 2018 By Zara Khan in Blogs

Real Knives, Real Lives’ – Walsall youth take action against knife crime

How do we know knife crime is an issue in our area? I have held the position of Chair for the Youth of Walsall since April 2017. Just after I had become Chair, we ran a survey for young people across Walsall asking them what they felt the issues were that needed tackling. Knife crime

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LIVE Q&A WITH DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF BANK OF ENGLAND

The Deputy Governor of the Bank of England will be answering the questions of young people live on Thursday 6th December 2018 at 9:45am.

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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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