The Youth Forum is all about 'Young People Having A Say'.
Young People interested in joining the Youth Forum should: -
- Be aged 11-25
- Live in Blaenau Gwent County Borough
- Want to get their voices heard and make a difference
- Want to influence decisions on local services
- Want to meet new people and learn new things
- Want to have fun!
What is “Talk it Up!” & How Does it Work??
“Talk it Up” is the youth council of Blaenau Gwent.
It is a forum that gives young people living in the Borough a genuine voice that gets heard by decision makers at a local level.
The forum offers young people a practical way of expressing their opinions and experiences to decision makers such as: -
- Members of Parliament,
- Assembly Members,
- Community Leaders,
- Local Councillors,
- Local Government
- Public Sector Bodies such as Police and Health Officials.
“Young people are the future of our communities!!” – Dave Rees C+YP Officer
Interesting features of the Youth Council:-
- It has to be democratic - young people representing others and not just voicing their own concerns
- It has access to power - to the committees and structures which make the decisions
- It is able to act on things which matter to young people and get results at its own pace
- It is run by young people for young people
If you would like to get involved in your local or county forum then please contact Dave Rees:-
Dave Rees – Children & Young People Participation Officer