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Stoke-on-Trent Youth Council

Information from Stoke-on-Trent City Council:

As part of our continuing commitment to children and young people, we are pleased to be launching a Youth Council for Stoke-on-Trent. The Youth Council is a key feature of our Youth Participation Strategy – Be the cause.

The purpose of the Youth Council is to provide opportunities for young people to come together and share their views on a range of issues that are important to them and shape services for young people in the city. The Youth Council is for young people aged 11 – 16 from across the city.

Members of the Youth Council will have the opportunity to engage with local councillors and senior representatives from local businesses, charities and the city council so they can share their views and experiences of the services available for young people in the city. They will be supported to debate the issues that are important to them and share their views on a range of subjects.

The Youth Council will also explore opportunities for the young people of Stoke-on-Trent to be represented in the National UK Youth Parliament and take part in national and regional events.

The Youth Council will meet 4 times per year. The first meeting of the Youth Council will take place on Monday 3 July, 1.30 – 3.30pm at Stoke College, Cauldon Campus.

Young people are invited to join the Youth Council to represent their school council, youth group or other forum that they are already a member of.

For more information, please contact the city council’s Youth Participation Lead, Anthony Reid, by emailing [email protected] or calling 07927 579842.