There are currently several ways in which young people can take part and influence decisions made for children and young people in Birmingham.
Children in Care Council (CICC)
This is a group of young people in care in Birmingham. They meet every fortnight to discuss issues that are important to them as young people in care and to raise awareness.
Find out more about CICC by reading the document below.
UK Youth Parliament (UKYP)
UKYP is a group of Birmingham young people who represent Birmingham young people and influence decisions at a local, national and regional level.
UK Youth Parliament Education Debate: Monday 14 July 2014
On Monday 14 July the Council in partnership with Birmingham’s United Kingdom’s Youth Parliament (UKYP) held a debate to hear young people’s views on education within Birmingham. Topics included;:
the role of schools as political educators,
how important or necessary are faith based schools?
do schools prepare young people for adult life?
how does Ofsted impact on young people’s learning?
Young people had the opportunity to have their voices heard and to influence the thinking of decision makers within Birmingham.
An account of the debate written by Gabriel Dobrashian-Yates, a member of UKYP, can be found below.