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Young people – getting involved

Information for young people who want to get involved in volunteer work or want to have a say in local decisions.

Find out how you can make a difference:

Through surveys and feedback, young people and families have identified some areas of focus to challenge local partners to work together to take action. They have also identified challenges for themselves. These challenges are articulated in the Children’s Challenge-2020-24 [PDF, 1Mb] and have also helped to shape and influence the Children’s Commissioning Strategy.

We are always looking for your views on how to improve services to young people in North Lincolnshire. To find out what we are currently consulting on and to have your say, check out our current consultations page.

Are you interested in putting your questions and views across and challenge decision making to a panel on today’s topical issues? Last year saw 60 young people take part in the Great Debate and contribute to discussions on the summer riots, child poverty, services for young people, youth opportunity and the role of the media.

If you are interested, look out for upcoming information on when the debate will take place and how to get involved.

Takeover week gives children and young people from all backgrounds and abilities the 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 whilst adults and organisations gain a fresh perspective on what they do.

Ever thought about volunteering? It offers a chance to enhance your studies by carrying out research, develop new skills, gain knowledge and practical experience. Volunteering provides a great opportunity to enhance your CV and shows employers that you have used your free time constructively and are serious about work.

Do you want to highlight issues affecting young people? Would you like to represent and communicate the views of young people and raise the profile of young people in a positive way? The North Lincolnshire Youth Council is an opportunity for young people aged between 11 and 20 to get involved in making a difference.

The Young Mayor and Member of Youth Parliament  represent the views and interests of young people in North Lincolnshire.