Youth Councils in Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire has lots of youth forums, action groups and youth councils to help ensure young people are heard by the right professionals.
We are currently looking to implement these across the local authority linking in with our Community Boards.
Youth groups and councils help to shape change and make an impact on our communities and have a voice on how money is spent within the local community ensuring young people have a voice as part of the decision process.
Examples of local Youth Councils
Aylesbury Town Youth Council
Aylesbury Town Youth Council is made up of Youth Councillors between 15 to 18.
CAMHS Article 12 Youth Forum
The CAMHS Article 12 Youth Forum is a youth forum where young people have the right to express their views, feelings and wishes to improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
Chesham Youth Council
Chesham Youth Council provides young people with a platform to voice their visions for Chesham, as well as learn skills such as public speaking. At the meeting, the council appointed a chair, vice-chair, secretary and press team.
Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet
Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet: 11 to 18-year-olds from across Milton Keynes are working to give a voice to all young people.
Wycombe Youth Council
Run by Wycombe Youth Action (WYA) the team runs projects throughout the year to engage a wide range of young people and help them to develop skills and confidence.
Many of these projects involve the creative arts in areas such as graffiti art and rap music and are generally aimed at reducing social exclusion and helping young people to develop and achieve their goals.
Other groups and schemes
National Citizen Service (NCS)
National Citizen Service (NCS) run Local Action Groups to design and deliver social action projects for your community, on subjects that matter to you.
Whether you’re campaigning for better mental health, designing a strategy to tackle the climate crisis, educating your community on how to champion sustainability or creating partnerships for positive change, you’ll turn your passion into action.
Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They are motivated by personal experience to make a positive change for themselves and those around them. Anyone can become a Fixer. You can fix anything you like – as long as you benefit at least one other person.
British Youth Council (BYC)
British Youth Council (BYC) empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives.
They support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.
Youth projects and schemes
Youth project and schemes in Buckinghamshire including:
- Youth Voice groups to advise the council on issues affecting young people
- Youth Bank providing grants for young people's projects
- Interview panels involving young people in the recruitment process of roles that affect young people