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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Over the past couple of years, I have been thinking about impact and wanted to take this moment in Small Charity Week to reflect on what I have learnt and what it means for the British Youth Council. Three things I have learnt: ‘Measuring’ impact is hard. It’s not always recognised in conversations and work

Over the past month or so myself and a few others from the British Youth Council have been fortunate enough to be UK delegates for the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF), which took place in April this year as apart of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Our ages ranged between 18 to 30

On Monday 16th April 2018, Anna Barker, Chair of the British Youth Council addressed His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, Damian Hinds, Secretary of State and delegates of the Commonwealth Youth Forum. “Welcome everyone from all corners of the Commonwealth to London and welcome to the start of an unforgettable few days for us all!

Last week, the Science and Technology Committee launched an inquiry into the impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. In November 2017, the British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee also took a stand by launching their report, ‘A Body Confident Future’. Among other things, our inquiry investigated how social media can create