We empower young people across the UK to have a say and be heard
British Youth CouncilCAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road London N1 6AH
Local youth councils are forums that represent the views of young people at a local level.
What is a Youth Council?
Local youth councils are forums that represent the views of young people at a local level. Run by young people for young people, they give young people a voice and enable them to make their views heard in the decision-making process. They give young people the chance to discuss relevant issues, engage with decision makers and contribute to improving the lives of young people within their communities. There are currently over 620 youth councils active across the UK. They work with all levels of local government including Parish and Community Councils as well as Unitary Authorities, Borough and County Councils.
Youth councils identified their role within the local community as follows: