Young people - have your say

There are lots ways that young people can make their voices heard in the city.

Young people have already told us that homelessness, drugs, bullying, transport and leisure provision are some of the things they’d like to discuss with politicians and other decision-makers.

Some issues may be local to your street or neighbourhood, some may affect young people across Birmingham, some will even be globally important. Whichever it is, we want to hear your views and help you get involved.

Voice is Power

Voice in Power (VIP) is Birmingham’s Children and Young People’s Parliament. It is a citywide forum for young people under 19 who live in the city.  

VIP gives young people the opportunity to share their views and influence decisions on the services and issues that affect them.

The UK Youth Parliament

The UK Youth Parliament gives a voice to young people in the UK between the ages of 11 and 18.

The parliament has around 600 members, who are elected to represent the views of young people in their area to government and service providers.

Find out more about Birmingham's members of the Youth Parliament.

Local forums and projects

There are forums and projects going on across the city. Contact your local area office to find out what's going on in your area designed to give young people a voice.

Youth Scrutiny Committee

This group uses the Council's scrutiny process to look at how well young people are engaged in decision making processes in youth services and schools.