#YouthVoice Interview – Kyrenia Shipillis (18), member of the Youth Policy Development Group

#YouthVoice Interview – Kyrenia Shipillis (18), member of the Youth Policy Development Group

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Kyrenia Shipillis (18) from Enfield, London is an active campaigner, community volunteer, and champion of youthvoice and influence. She is also a volunteer member of the Youth Policy Development Group (YPDG - 2021/2022) which is a joint Government/ShoutOutUK youth engagement initiative, which consults young people in England on its policy proposals. She is also studying History at the University of Nottingham. Kyrenia talks to Young Voices Heard about her experience of working on the YPDG, her motivation, policy priorities, and shares some tips on how to be get your voice heard.   (more…)
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#YouthVoiceNews, 07June22: Power of Youth Day, Mental Health Govt Roundtable, Campaign4YouthRecognition

#YouthVoiceNews, 07June22: Power of Youth Day, Mental Health Govt Roundtable, Campaign4YouthRecognition

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The Power of Youth Day - Youth Policy Dev Group -  Mental Health Roundtable - Campaign4YouthRecognition  The 6th of June was #PowerofYouth Day!  So 'Young Voices Heard' is celebrating the voluntary work of young people involved in #youthvoice and #youthsocialaction, and asking you to support the Campaign4YouthRecognition by nominating someone amazing for recognition, locally or nationally.  Whether its a nomination for a Queens Honour, to a Gold Star in school for being a changemaker - lets all recognise and encourage young people and each other, recognising good work. But we would also like to spotlight the volunteering of the Youth Policy Development Group who are working 'for free' to inform and influence government policies on behalf of their peers. Power of Youth Spotlight: The "Youth Policy Development Group"  Thankyou and…
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News: Queens Platinum Jubilee Youth Honours List 2022 (#youthvoice champs recognised)

News: Queens Platinum Jubilee Youth Honours List 2022 (#youthvoice champs recognised)

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This is the YVH Platinum Queens Youth Honours List, posted to highlight those aged <30  who have been recognised for their exceptional service, leadership or  youth social action, and to inspire more nominations of young people. (Scroll down for information on #10yearsofwinner and link  #How2Nominate  #Campaign4YouthRecognition)  Congratulations all ! Especially to YouthVoice champions Naomi, Katrina and Patrick....  1/ Naomi Lea BEM (23) Cardiff #YouthVoice champion, volunteer campaigner and trustee, StepUpToServe/ and #iwillcampaign/movement for youth social action, and co founder of ProjectHope and services to young people particularly during Covid19 2/ Katrina Lambert BEM (21) Edinburgh, #YouthVoice champion, for services to young people,  trustee (Volunteering England) and lately co-Chair Back Youth Alliance services to young people (You can read Katrina's interview by Young Voices Heard in 2020 as part of our PowerofYouth series) 3/…
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Youth Engagement with Govt/DCMS: Survey results

Youth Engagement with Govt/DCMS: Survey results

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Youth Engagement with Government - Survey Results: Earlier this year the Government's Youth Engagement Team, at the Civil Society and Youth Directorate (at DCMS) consulted stakeholders* on the future of its Youth Engagement Grants programme which funds both the Youth Policy Development Group (pic) managed by ShoutOutUK and its partners, and the UK Youth Parliament (managed by the British Youth Council and its partners). The review included surveys of young people in England, circulated in February by Young Voices Heard and ShoutOutUK to their networks for the Youth Policy Development Group. Findings and commentary below. (more…)
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#Youth Voice News 5/22: Govt Mental Health Consultation, Funding, New Youth Voice Register, Good Practice…

#Youth Voice News 5/22: Govt Mental Health Consultation, Funding, New Youth Voice Register, Good Practice…

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  Government #YouthVoice Consultation on Mental Health & WellBeing –  aged 12-25, and living in England? Have your say on Govg policy to the Youth Policy Development Group / "Govt" roundtable consultation which will inform and influence the Department of Health and Social Care's 10 year "Mental Health and Well-Being Plan". Take 5-10 minutes to have your say by clicking this  - Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey    (DEADLINE 28th May) Your responses to the survey will be reviewed  by the young members of the Youth Policy Development Group (YPDG) and shared with government officials and senior policy makers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) on 6th June 2022. [To get more monthly consultations direct to your inbox sign…
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NEWS: #YouthVoice Policy Group continues, & latest Govt consultation on GM Food

NEWS: #YouthVoice Policy Group continues, & latest Govt consultation on GM Food

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News: Youth Policy Development Group extended / new consultation on Genetic Modification to Food ShoutOutUK have been given an extension to their Youth Engagement grant to continue their work getting young voices heard on the development Government Policies through the Youth Policy Development Group, by six months until the end of Sept 22.  .The original youth engagement partnership was announced last year and initially covered the period between Sept 21 and March 22. The group met last weekend for the training and preparation for this month's (April) consultation (on behalf of DEFRA) on GM food (aged 16-25 see below to have your say) (more…)
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#MakeYourMark: UK Youth Parliament survey results 2022

#MakeYourMark: UK Youth Parliament survey results 2022

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Make Your Mark is an annual youth ballot of 11-18 year-olds organised by the UK Youth Parliament. This year's results were announced on 10th March after  434,492 young people (7% turnout) voted to order seven themes that were chosen by the Youth Parliaments members and steering group. Each topic had "some examples of what it could include". "The results will be used to decide what the UK Youth Parliament should campaign on in 2022-2024".  Results, full report, comment and links below. (more…)
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YouthVoice to Govt: Mini-Survey on Youth Engagement Policy 2022

YouthVoice to Govt: Mini-Survey on Youth Engagement Policy 2022

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Aged up to and including 25 in England? Want to influence how Govt engages with youth people on policy issues? Please complete this 5 min survey by 6th March: "How do young people want to be involved with decision making?" "What more can government do to engage with young people?" "What should Feedback to young people look likr? "How can government engage with a diverse range of young people?" "How can government increase visibility, public engagement and awareness of youth engagement?" (more…)
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NEW: Updated Queens Youth Honours List,  with 10 x Case Studies New Year 2022

NEW: Updated Queens Youth Honours List, with 10 x Case Studies New Year 2022

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This is the YVH Queens Youth Honours List - updated Jan 2022 to highlight those aged <30  who have been recognised for their exceptional service, leadership or  youth social action.  There were 79 new young people in the New Years Honours list, 6.1% of the total. Whilst most of these were for sporting achievement - 10 were recognised for their youth social action, volunteering or leadership.   This list values and celebrates these changemakers as worthy role models in a campaign to inspire more nominations, by you, particularly of those who would not otherwise be nominated. Read their stories and be inspired. Do you know of others who have similarly achieved and deserve to be lauded. Then follow our links to see how to make a  nomination and watch the video…
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Campaign for Youth Recognition – How to nominate young people for Queens Honours 2023

Campaign for Youth Recognition – How to nominate young people for Queens Honours 2023

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"The 'Campaign for greater Youth Recognition' is a call to everyone to nominate a deserving young person for a national Honour or local award, either for HM The Queens New Year or Birthday Honours, or indeed to one of many other awards. (Diana Awards, Points of Light Awards, Pride of Britain ) Young people are all too often overlooked and go unrecognised for their volunteering or community work - yet so many do so much. Lets celebrate the best and hold them up to inspire others to follow by highlighting success stories that represent everyone in our communities. Every year more and more young people (under 30) are being recognised. (see below for previous years) Though most under 30s are still recognised for their sporting - there has been increase…
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