Youth Voice Views on the work of the Govt Youth Policy Development Group – Recruiting until 7th Aug

Youth Voice Views on the work of the Govt Youth Policy Development Group – Recruiting until 7th Aug

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The Youth Policy Development Group (at ShoutOutUK) is recruiting young people to advise Government Ministers and officials on a range of current Government policy consultations. Hear what current members have to say about the initiative. Aged 16-25 in England?  Join us by 7th August. The programme is sponsored and coordinated by the Government Youth Directorate (DCMS) under the management of ShoutOutUK. The group takes policy referrals from other Government departments on a range of topics from mental health to genetic modification. Training, Mentoring and Expenses covered. For more information/FAQ go to  The Youth Policy Development Group with SOUK and DCMS - Shout Out UK  or  Apply here by 7th August . To help you decide read the feedback from current members, and check out our blogs on their work including…
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YouthVoiceNews – Govt ‘Youth engagement grant’ extended to Mar 23, & Youth policy group recruitment re-opens to 16-25s

YouthVoiceNews – Govt ‘Youth engagement grant’ extended to Mar 23, & Youth policy group recruitment re-opens to 16-25s

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ShoutOutUK have confirmed on social media that their Youth Engagement grant contract with Government (DCMS Youth Dir) to manage the Youth Policy Development Group, has been extended until April 2023. Young Voices Heard and polling company Survation are also partners in this Government programme. Recruitment is now open to boost the YPDG membership to 40  (aged 16-25/England) to continue informing and influence Government policies at monthly roundtables with Ministers or senior officials. Apply by 7th August. (more details below) Kyrenia Shipillis (18) - interview with YVH gives a members perspective on her experience of working as a volunteer policy "changemaker" (more…)
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#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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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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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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