DCSF Children and Youth Board 2009-2011 now recruiting!
Friday 22 May 2009
The Department for Children, Schools and
Families has now begun their search for 25 children and young
people aged between 8 and 18 to form the Children and Youth
The two year Board will take on the role of advising Ministers
and policy officials on the development of policy and practice that
affects children and young people in England.
The Department wishes to recruit children and young people of
all backgrounds across the nine government regions of
England. Applicants do not need previous experience of taking
part in similar projects, just a lot of enthusiasm and a keen
interest in working as part of a team to influence decisions that
affect children and young people.
This is a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to
gain knowledge of how government and policy works. Through their
involvement they will learn new skills such as team work, gathering
the views of their peers and communicating with decision makers in
government. The experience of being on the Children and Youth
Board has proved very enjoyable and fulfilling for children and
young people, as a member from the last Board can testify:
"The whole experience was mind blowing, I learnt so much
about how the government works, including how Ministers' plans can
change any second. Helping with the Children's Plan and seeing
the result was great. I hope other young people get a chance to do
it too!" Member of the CYB 2007-2009
NCB has been commissioned to coordinate the Children and Youth
Board 2009-2011. Please click on the links below to download
an application pack. The application pack includes:
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the application pack
in the post and/or have any questions about the Board, please
contact Sarah Chittenden on 0207 843 6103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applications deadline is Monday 29 June, 10am.