The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

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Content warning: This blog makes references to transphobia, violence, abuse, and suicide. At the beginning of March this year, I turned the grand age of 25. It also marked my three-year anniversary of publicly confirming my gender identity as non-binary, a decision months in the making. Well, I say months, I really mean since I

I had initially got interested in the Access and Assistance for All campaign with an outsiders perspective, at a point where they were not really looking to recruit more members. I am regularly on the search for opportunities where I can help better the lives of those who have support needs and its one of

Make Your Mark is the biggest youth consultation across the UK and offers a unique and invaluable opportunity for young people to have their say on what issues are the most important to them.  I first took part in Make Your Mark when I was running for Youth Parliament in 2022 and my Local Authority

After the busy day that was the UK Youth Parliament House of Commons sitting, the evening of Friday 17th November saw the outgoing and incoming Steering Group head to Milton Keynes for a packed weekend of reflecting, learning and planning.  The Steering Group is a board of twelve young leaders who advise and lead the