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North Lincolnshire Youth Council and Young Voice

The Youth Council empowers young people to have a say and make a difference.

The Youth Council in North Lincolnshire

The North Lincolnshire Youth Council provides a forum for young people to have their say on things that matter to them. It represents their views to the people who make decisions and to the wider community.

If you are aged between 11 to 19 (up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities) you can join the Youth Council and promote the views of young people.

For more information, please contact young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk.

In accordance with National Youth Agency guidelines and direction from the British Youth Council, all North Lincolnshire Youth Council meetings will remain virtual for the remainder of 2020. This will be reviewed for 2021.

Meetings will take place via MS Teams. This will be reviewed at Easter.

Proposed Meetings for 2021

  • Thursday 21 January – 6pm
  • Thursday 25 February – 6pm
  • Thursday 25 March – 6pm

If you are interested in joining the meeting please contact young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk.

The minutes from the latest Youth Council meetings are available below:

The NLYC Annual Report 2019-20 [PDF, 1Mb] showcases the Youth Council’s efforts, celebrates their successes and demonstrates how they’ve made a difference.

Young Voice

Our programme of annual Young Voice activities and opportunities include:

  • Youth elections
  • Local takeover week
  • The great debate

The youth elections are a democratic process to elect a local Young Mayor and Member of Youth Parliament (MYP).

All young people aged 11 to 18, who live, work, or go to school or college in the area can stand for Young Mayor or MYP and vote.

The next youth election will take place in February 2022.

Local takeover week gives children and young people a chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision making. Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the working environment and make their voices heard.

The Great Debate takes place every year. Young people from across North Lincolnshire meet to discuss issues that matter to them with the people who influence decision making.

The Positive Steps Working Group is a group of local young people dedicated to promoting positive emotional health and wellbeing in young people. The group also works with partners to help shape and influence local information, services, and support.

The NLYC Positive Steps leaflet [PDF, 6Mb] was developed for young people by young people. It has been widely distributed to schools, colleges, and other settings.

If you are interested in joining the group or if you have any comments please contact young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk

Services and support for children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing are changing. To help with the change, the North Lincolnshire Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan has been developed.

A full version of the plan can be accessed on the CCG website.

If you are a young person who would like to have your say about this plan, you can get involved in the Positive Steps Working Group. Contact young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk for more information.