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.

Read our latest blogs from the British Youth Council trustees, volunteers and staff.

 

Why Youth Voice Matters

As she comes to the end of her term of office, outgoing Chair of the British Youth Council, Anna Rose Barker, shares her reflections and her commitment to youth voice in the UK.    It’s all too easy for the political agenda to overlook young people. This means that the distribution of economic and political

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As the UK hosted the Commonwealth Youth Forum for the first time in history, it was an honour to be a part of this momentous event and contribute to raising youth voice through my role as UK Young Ambassador to the Commonwealth. The weekend prior to the Commonwealth Youth Forum, which was held at the

Last month, Youth Employment UK launched their Youth Voice Census with support from The Careers and Enterprise Company and Pearson Education. The leading-edge census will act as an innovative platform for young people aged 16-24 to voice their opinion on a variety of issues from work experience to going to university and everything in-between, allowing them

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British Youth Council Trustee, Larissa Kennedy, comments on the Voter ID pilots undertaken at the Local Elections in 2018. Throughout history, the power of the vote and, equal access to voting, is something that so many have fought for – with young people being some of those who continue that battle to this day. It

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