Children have government’s ear
Thursday 17 September 2009
The work of the Department for Children,
Schools and Families (DCSF) Children & Youth Board 2009-11 has
A new group of 10- to 18-year-olds has been recruited to review
a wide range of government proposals and policies with the civil
servants responsible for developing them.
They will also meet with children's minister Baroness Delyth
Morgan to talk about the work they've been doing. More than 200
applications were received from eight- to 18-year-olds from across
England, providing strong and powerful proof that our young people
are eager to create a better future for us all.
After careful consideration, the DCSF and NCB selected 25
successful applicants to form the third Children & Youth Board.
During the summer, the members met for the first time in London. By
the end of the weekend, the group had stormed through issues such
as work/life balance and local services for children and families,
and began tackling their first regional project.
Their regional work will see them out collecting feedback from
their peers on topics such as schools, families, health care,
transport - and anything else that is key to ensuring children have
the best start in life.
This year's members will be working hard to ensure that children
and young people across England truly have a voice, and that the
government will hear it.