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If you are a young person (aged 13-18) living or going to school in Central Bedfordshire then we want to hear your voice.

There are many ways to get involved in having your voice heard and to support the work of Central Bedfordshire Youth Voice. Below is a description of some of the different youth voice groups and ways that you can get involved. There is something to suit everyone's time and availability levels to ensure that you can still get your say.

If you would like to get involved in any of the opportunities please complete our online sign-up form and someone will be in touch.

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Survey

These will be online forms sent via email or text (no more than 1 per week)

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Awarding Funding

Forming part of a group to review applications, and sometimes hold interviews with organisations to decide who to award funding and/or contracts to for services that work with young people (training will be provided for this role)

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Focus Groups

Meeting with a small group of other young people to discuss plans or ideas that affect young people in detail

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Local Action Groups

Join a group of young people that are working together to help make their community a better place to live and got to school. From skatepark projects to community litter picks, and much more this is your chance to make your voice heard and make a difference in your community.

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Special Interest Groups

There are a number of groups that meet to discuss issues that are unique to certain situations or occasions e.g. Young Carers, Children in Care, and many others. This will involve meeting with other young people that have a shared experience to help improve and better any service you’ve received.

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Interviews

Forming part of an interview panel for new team members that work with young people. You will have an influence in choosing the right candidate for the job (training will be provided for this role)

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'Mystery Shopping' local services

Making unannounced visits to local young people’s services and reporting on your experience (training will be provided for this role)

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Central Bedfordshire Youth Magazine Team

become part of the team that produces a bi-monthly magazine for young people in Central Bedfordshire. There are roles for photographers, editors, designers, reporters, or article writers

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Youth Parliament

Make a difference in the local community and influence local decisions by being a voice for young people around issues that matter to young people. You will be joining with young people from across Central Bedfordshire to work on campaigns that affect young people. (You must be elected for this role; elections take place every 2 years. By signing up you will be notified when the next election process begins so that you can register for the elections)

You pick up loads of skills that you can use in later life, you get to make sure that young people's voices are heard and the benefits are great! You get to go away for nights away

Sami Bartlett