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Youth voice

We will listen to young people and give them a stake in our decision-making.

Our approach

We want to change things to make children and young people safer. Knowing which programmes and practices work is critical to this. But just as important is finding out about children and young people’s lives.

We will work to have a better understanding of children, young people and their families. We will examine the impact of discrimination and inequality, including racism and poverty, as well as the role of families and peer relationships. We all
need to hear their voices, understand their needs and make sure decisions
are informed by their experience.

How we'll do it...

Our Youth Advisory Board

Our peer research and social action network

  • Blog

    Blog:What have the Youth Endowment Fund been doing over the past five years? Jon Yates explains. 

    It is five years since the Youth Endowment Fund was born. Five years is a long time – I know because I had a three-year-old when this work started. She’s been replaced by someone who is eight.   We exist because she should be growing up in a world where all children feel safe. But that’s…
  • Blog

    Blog:Youth Advisory Board visit to No. 10 Downing Street

    Following our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) visit to No.10 Downing Street, Callum one of our YAB members wrote the following account. On the 20th October 2023 members of the YEF Youth Advisory Board, including myself, visited 10 Downing Street and met with Civil Servants working as part of the Policy Unit, which provides policy advise…