Have your say on 'The Big Society'


The British Youth Council wants to hear the opinions of young people aged 25 and under across the UK on the Government’s ‘Big Society’ agenda. The Big Society is the Coalition Government vision of a society where individuals and communities have more power and responsibility, and use it to create better neighbourhoods and local services. … Continue reading Have your say on 'The Big Society'

Have your say on ‘The Big Society’


The British Youth Council wants to hear the opinions of young people aged 25 and under across the UK on the Government’s ‘Big Society’ agenda. The Big Society is the Coalition Government vision of a society where individuals and communities have more power and responsibility, and use it to create better neighbourhoods and local services. … Continue reading Have your say on ‘The Big Society’

Independent review of the office of the Children’s Commissioner for England.


The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has set up an independent review of the office of the Children’s Commissioner for England. Children and young people’s views are very much sought. Young people respond should respond via an online survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GNS8TN6

We know what you did last summer…


The summertime has been a great period for young people engaging with the Hang Out team in Barnsley. For almost a whole year the team had been longing for the summer months and as expected young people were turning out in numbers to take part in the summer activities provided by The Youth Association. From … Continue reading We know what you did last summer…

Thank you and congratulations!


During the Easter period, we consulted with young people all across the city of Leeds to find out what the important issues for them in their local areas and what kinds of activities they would recommend.  Our mobile buses went out to help us talk directly to young people where they are, running a stall … Continue reading Thank you and congratulations!

Schooltools launched


This week The Youth Association has launched Schooltools, our great range of services for schools.  Building on years of experience of providing mobile support and workshops in schools, we have now brought all of our most popular services together under one brand name and offered them to all of the secondary schools in our region. … Continue reading Schooltools launched

National Citizen Service – tell us what you think!


The new Government has made a great deal of its new (and only) flagship policy relating to youth work. But what do young people make of what’s on offer? We want you to let us know! The National Citizen Service is proposed as a 2-month summer programme for 16 year olds. It will combine residential … Continue reading National Citizen Service – tell us what you think!