11-18yr olds across the UK called to have their say on national youth policies

By September 17, 2018 September 19th, 2018 Get Involved

The UK Youth Parliament is launching, ‘Make Your Mark’, the UK’s largest survey of young people’s views.

Young people are passionate about their own world and it’s imperative decision makers listen to them.

Young people aged 11-18 are invited to have their say at a national level by contributing to the ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot.

The ballot consists of 10 policies voted for by members of Youth Parliament which include: reforming the curriculum, further support for young carers, improving mental health services and protecting school budgets.

By contributing to this consultation, young people will inform and influence Government and decision makers in their communities and  shortlist the ‘top 5’ policies to be debated in the House of Commons by members of Youth Parliament on the 10th November this year.

How schools, colleges and professionals can help…

You can help by making young people aware of this opportunity to have their say, doing so through your pupil/youth communication channels, lessons and networks; this is one of the biggest youth consultations in the country – with 978,216 young people taking part in 2017.

Using the voice of young people to inform our work locally…

The voting data can be filtered into individual areas and authorities, as such, it would be useful for this to inform the work we are doing in Hampshire and the IOW.

Young people can contribute using this link: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark