Central Bedfordshire Youth Parliament
Our Key Campaigns
Each year we take part in the Make Your Mark Consultation which asks young people from across the UK what issues Youth Parliament should campaign on. Based on the results from across Central Bedfordshire we choose the "Key Campaigns" that the Youth Parliament should campaign on each year.
This year they are as follows...
Protect LGBTQ+ Young People
Central Bedfordshire Youth Parliament are now ready to launch their LGBTQ+ Campaign: ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL.
The Youth Parliament are hoping to use this campaign to break the stigma around LGBTQ+, to support the creation of LGBTQ+ support groups within Central Bedfordshire, and to highlight some of the discrimination still experienced by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Youth Parliament are planning a coordinated launch of this campaign through hosting bake sales in schools, pop-up stalls at Central Bedfordshire carnivals, and a coordinated social media campaign.
You can help support this campaign by hosting your own bake sale and raising money to support the creation of LGBTQ+ support groups. It is really easy to do, email: for a "bake sale kit" which will provide you with posters and information, then just grab some friends and get baking!
Alternatively, you can support the campaign through social media, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube, and use the hashtag #AllDifferentAllEqual. And look out for Youth Parliament coming to a school or carnival near you!
Mental Health was the top issue voted by Central Bedfordshire young people in the 2017 Make Your Mark ballot. Mental Health has consistently been a priority in the Make Your Mark ballots which shows the enormity of the problem for many young people.
Youth Parliament have already done some huge work around this issue (see "our successes" on the Youth Parliament home page). Therefore, our work in 2018 will be to continue to push forward the recommendations made in the Mental Health report so that we can see real changes to the services and support provided.
Prevent Knife Crime was the top issue voted by Central Bedfordshire young people in the 2018 Make Your Mark ballot. As such, the youth parliament will soon undertake work campaigning around this issue.
Watch this space for updates on how and what the Central Bedfordshire Youth Parliament are doing to campaign around this issue.