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Young People's Parliament

The Young People's Parliament was set up in July 2006 to give children and young people a chance to come together and debate their issues in a safe, supportive and structured environment.

The children and young people set their own themes and agendas and any action agreed at the parliament by the children and young people is then forwarded to the decision makers, such as –

  • city councillors Some young people at the youth parliament
  • Hull MPs
  • heads of council services
  • local authority partners
  • children and young people’s strategic partnership

This is to ensure children and young people’s views are a fundamental part of the planning and review of services.

The Parliament has emerged through partnership working and is fundamental to children and young people’s voice and influence across the city. It does not replicate adult structures and approaches to engage children and young people but has required adults, including decision makers, to respect its autonomy.

The parliament provides a focus for children and young people to make and have their views heard. It is not about consultation, it’s about active involvement and accountability to children and young people’s issues and ideas within Hull.

The Parliament meets three times per year and the seven Hull Young People's Parliaments to date have seen over 1,000 children and young people come through the doors of The Guildhall. Issues debated included -

  • health
  • crime
  • racism
  • negative images of young people

The Young People’s Parliament is firmly embedded and recognised in the Hull Children and Young People’s Plan as a key aspect of children and young people’s voice and influence within the city. 

To receive more information, copies of past reports or how to get involved, please contact Hull Youth Council on 01482 300 300.

Find out what happened at the last Hull Young People's Parliament on the Clued Up in Hull website (link opens in a new window)

Contact us

Hull Youth Council
Kingston Youth Centre
48a Beverley Road
Map (link opens in new window)

Tel: 01482 300 300 and ask for Hull Youth Council

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