Set up a youth forum or council

Set up a youth forum or council

Although forums and councils sound formal, they work best when they are relaxed and enjoyable. The key is to create an environment where children /young people can discuss and debate the things that matter to them. It is important that adults enable the children / young people to make decisions on how things move forward. A forum or council could simply be a few group members representing the view of the wider group or you can hold a formal election process. Either way they need to feel they have the power and authority to change things. They also need the appropriate access to feed into other groups such as PCCs, Synod and other governing bodies. It would be good for the forum or council to meet at least termly plus the opportunity to gather when there is something particular to discuss.

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