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Youth Elections

British Youth Council

The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. It’s a Youth-led charity empowering  young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They help support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally.

The BYC incorporates  many different elements in empowering the youth of today in achieving youth leadership and prominence throughout the community.

Members of Youth Parliament

For Sandwell we have 4 members of the British Youth Council, 2 Deputy Members and 2 Lead Members. From left to right: Josh Jordan (DYMP), Steve Nimo (MYP), Mahmoud Suraj (MYP) & Suhana Khanum (DYMP).

Overs the years our MYPSs & DMYPs have been actively taking part in many of the events and programmes held by the British Youth Council such  as: Make Your Mark, Annual Conferences, Leadership Training, Youth voice etc. All while proactively pushing forward their own campaigns involving; Knife crime, Isolation, Youth economic transport and youth mental health.

Here are some videos from our BYC members sharing their experiences during BYC and Shape forum:

youth comissioners

In the Shape Forum we have two newly appointed Youth Crime commissioners; Jack Murphy & Sabaa Hafeez.

As Youth Commissioners there are asked to do the following:

  • Consult young people on the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.
  • Speak directly with the Police and Crime Commissioner, police officers and decision makers, raising issues affecting young people including community safety, youth justice, victim services and crime prevention.
  • Engage and consult with other young people in their local communities and listen to their views.
  • Hold West Midlands Police to account for the service they provide for young people.
  • Build relationships with police and break down barriers that exist between officers and young people.

Click here to view the video from one of our Youth Commissioners, Sabaa Hafeez!