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

As the national youth council of the UK, the British Youth Council brings young people together to find their voice and use to improve the lives of young people. We work with others to amplify young people’s voices to create an environment in which young people views are valued, sought and acted upon.

Youth led – young people are active citizens and are always at the forefront of our work. As a youth-led charity, young people lead and shape our work through our governance structures. We support them to define their own action for change. We champion youth leadership across all sections of society, evidencing the benefits of engaging young people in decision making and delivery and supporting that to happen.

Collaborative – we actively seek to collaborate with others to make positive change happen. We seek to work with relevant partners to add value to our campaigns and activity, and to be more creative in our approach to making change happen with and for young people. And we recognise the skills, knowledge and experience of young people, volunteers, staff and partners, and strive to achieve more by maximising the opportunities that collaboration provides.

Inclusive – we respect and value diversity and act in a way that includes all. We ensure that all our activities our inclusive, recognising the needs of young people across different communities, and bring young people and partners together to learn from each other