Recently, I applied to be a part of a new young people's Scrutiny Panel which is made up of 15 young people from all over the UK. This panel is set up by the UKYP (Uk Youth Parliament) and the BYC (British Youth Council). About a week ago, I found out that I had been chosen as one of the young people to be on the panel which I'm excited and thrilled about as this is big national work and in London!
As being a part of the Scrutiny Panel, I will "youth proof "and examine UK Government policies. I will be advising UK Government Ministers on young people's needs and the impact of Government policies on young people. I will meet with the Government at least three times a year and I will also get an insight into Parliament.
On the 1st of July, I will be going down to London to meet with the other people who will join me on the panel and I will also get trained up. Then on the 2nd July, I will be meeting up with the Government for the first time with the rest of the panel.
The BYC do loads of other work with young people and so do the UKYP.
To find out more about the BYC and its other work. Please visit http://www.byc.org.uk/
To find out more about the UKYP and its other work. Please visit http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/
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