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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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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Govt Youth Policy Group is listening..

Govt Youth Policy Group is listening..

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Young Voices Heard is supporting the work of the new Youth Policy Development Group which is currently 'listening' to the views of other young people - see links below - with a view to informing and influencing government policy from the inside. The group (aged 16-25) is calling on young people (in England) to share their views on policy issues. The current survey includes questions on covid recovery education, child poverty and housing. This is part of an ongoing dialogue with Government being coordinated by ShoutOutUK and the DCMS Civil Society and Youth Directorates Youth Engagement programme. The group will develop a policy presentation and proposals for discussion at their next Ministerial Roundtable scheduled for the end of January. The first meeting took place in December on Covid Vacs and…
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Government Youth Policy Dev Group: is recruiting 16-25 | deadline 8th Nov

Government Youth Policy Dev Group: is recruiting 16-25 | deadline 8th Nov

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“You said - we did” Minister to YP, 2022  | How can young people get their priority issues onto the government policy agenda in ways that inform and influence policy decision-making? How can they be empowered to do so, and get credit for their contribution? One way is to join the new ‘Youth Policy Development Group’ - recruiting 16-25 yr-olds. (deadline of 8th Nov 21 has now passed but subscribe to YVH for updates and new opps). The government have recently renewed their commitment to listen to young people's views in shaping government policy. They are not just consulting on their policy agenda, but will also be listening to young people on the issues they care about. Shout Out UK are the organisation that have been awarded the latest round…
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Top Tips on Starting Up #YouthVoice

Top Tips on Starting Up #YouthVoice

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To mark the Power of Youth Day 2nd June 2021, Young Voices Heard is using this article to a platform #youthvoice tips and advice to other young people starting out. It's a collection of quotes from a series of Power of Youth interviews over the last year - when one of the questions young leaders were asked was: "What advice would you give to other young people starting their #youthvoice journey?" The full interviews can be found in our blog section and include several #iwill ambassadors. You can find more tips, standards and youthled examples in our Resources pages (more…)
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Power of Youth Challenge: One Year On

Power of Youth Challenge: One Year On

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Power of Youth Challenge:  News, Report and Recommendations from 'Young Voices Heard'. Over a year ago the young ambassadors of the #iwill ‘campaign for youth social action’ challenged stakeholders and society to: “Listen to Us, Work with Us and Invest in Us”. Young Voices Heard responded with a range of opportunities for young people to have their say, and to work together on an agenda to further embed the power of youth and amplify youth voice in public life. Young people were also saying "Dont just make a pledge and act on it, but also give us feedback and credit for our ideas". This 'post' is YVH's feedback and acknowledgement of young peoples inspiration and leadership in exploring a range of proposals for investment, some of which YVH has been…
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YouthVoice 21: New Year Hope and Resolution

YouthVoice 21: New Year Hope and Resolution

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YouthVoice 21: New Year Hope and Resolution     "Don't call initiatives youth-led when they aren't." This was one of the most memorable messages of 2020 that could easily be a New Year resolution for us all in 2021. This statement was made by the young leaders of the suitably named Project Hope* to an online audience attending their 'Power of Youth Festival' workshop in November 2020. They are typical of a new wave of independently minded young people who are challenging assumptions about what constitutes good practice in youth participation. The vast majority of initiatives have been established 'by invitation' or defined within terms of reference set by older people. But this is changing. Whether we are allies or cynics, a new wave of young leaders are making their own…
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Young Voices Heard: Most Read Blogs of 2020

Young Voices Heard: Most Read Blogs of 2020

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Young Voices Heard promotes greater youth participation in public life and organisations. Throughout 2020 its website provided a platform for young voices and their issues through a series of interviews and articles. Here are our top four most read blogs and Editors pick of 2020, and an index of the others with our Editors Recommended Reads (RR).  This is one of two January posts. The next will be looking forward to 2021. See you there. James Cathcart (Ed) (more…)
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