UK Youth Parliament South West
The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) aims to give a voice to young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years. Run by young people for young people, UKYP gives a voice, which is heard and listened to by local and national government, providers of services for young people and other agencies that have an interest in the views and needs of young people.
UKYP enables young people to use their energy and passion to change things for the better.
The South West has 62 Members of the Youth Parliament (MYPs) who consult with young people across the South West about their concerns and represent them. Their achievements include:
- promoting all the positive things young people do in their communities
- working with schools to tackle the problem of bullying
- improving the quality of sex and relationships education in schools
- campaigning for cheaper and better public transport by talking to councils and transport providers
Members of Youth Parliament are constantly consulting with their peers to find out what matters to them. To find out the other issues on the minds of young people in your area click here.
Want to know more about your D/MYPs? Find out more about the Members of Youth Parliament in your area, what they care about and what they're doing for you by clicking here.
The Sounds Positive Project in the South West works tirelessly with Members of UK Youth Parliament to get them the news coverage that they deserve. To see a list of current press mentions please click here.
We want to hear from you! Click here to see more about our Facebook, Twitter, and how to get in contact with the coordinators at the Regional Youth Work Unit.
UK Youth Parliament is coordinated by the Regional Youth Work Unit at Learning South West.