Partners & Links

Partner Organisations

Northern Ireland Youth Forumwww.niyf.org

Scottish Youth Parliamentwww.syp.org.uk

Children in Wales – www.childreninwales.org.uk

Children And Young People’s Commissioners

England – www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk

Wales – www.childcomwales.org.uk

Northern Ireland – www.niccy.org

Scotland – www.cypcs.org.uk

UK Government

UK Parliamentwww.parliament.uk – Official UK Parliament website – contains everything you need to know about the world of Westminster!

Direct Govwww.gov.uk – The best place to find government services and information.

Organisations working with children/young people

British Youth Councilwww.byc.org.uk – The British Youth Council represents and involves a unique coalition of young people through their involvement as individuals or through their youth organisations.

Bullying Online   www.bullying.co.uk  – Bullying Online was founded in 1999 by journalist Liz Carnell. The website contains lots of resources and reliable information on a variety of bullying issues.

Catch 21www.catch21.co.uk – The aim of Catch 21 is to kick-start a revolution of participation in British politics by changing the way it is perceived by the public. Catch21 seeks to achieve this by putting on debates and shows all over the UK, which will attract young people – those who are seen as the least likely to be interested in the traditional style of politics – by including well-known public faces.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre www.ceop.police.uk – CEOP is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. CEOP are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

ChildLinewww.childline.org.uk – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call ChildLine on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem.

Envisionwww.envision.org.uk – Envision is a youth empowerment charity that enables young people to realise their capacity to make a difference. Envision works in schools and colleges across the UK, and helps 16-19 year olds develop their own social and environmental projects. With the support of adult volunteers, young people develop the skills, awareness, confidence and motivation necessary to bring about positive change in their communities.

Headlinerswww.headliners.org – Headliners is a UK-wide news agency producing news, features and comment by young people for everyone. Through a unique learning through journalism programme, young people aged 8 to 19 research and write stories on issues that are important to them for publication in national and local newspapers, magazines, television and radio.”

Kidscape www.kidscape.org.uk – Kidscape is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. Kidscape is the first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

National Children’s Bureauwww.ncb.org.uk – NCB promotes the voices, interests and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives. As an umbrella body for the children’s sector in England and Northern Ireland, NCB provide essential information on policy, research and best practice for all partner organisations.

National Union of Students (NUS) www.nus.org.uk – NUS is the national voice of students helping them to campaign, get cheap student discounts and provide advice on living student life to the full.

National Youth Agencywww.nya.org.uk – The National Youth Agency supports those involved in young people’s personal and social development and works to enable all young people to fulfil their potential within a just society.

NSPCCwww.nspcc.org.uk – The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

Oxfam www.oxfam.org.uk – Oxfam is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation that works with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world.

Participation Workswww.participationworks.org.uk – Participation Works is an online gateway for youth participation. This is your hub for information, resources, news and networking on the involvement of young people in dialogue, decision making and influence across a wide range of settings. Participation works is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Prince’s Trustwww.princes-trust.org.uk – The Prince’s Trust is a UK charity that helps young people overcome barriers and get their lives working. Through practical support including training, mentoring and financial assistance, they help 14-30-year-olds realise their potential and transform their lives.

Save the Childrenwww.savethechildren.org.uk – Save the Children fights for children in the UK and around the world who suffer from poverty, disease, injustice and violence.

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) www.tht.org.uk – Terrence Higgins Trust is the leading and largest HIV and sexual health charity in the UK. THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation’s sexual health, ever since.

The Children’s Societywww.childrenssociety.org.uk – The Children’s Society is a leading children’s charity and campaigns to make childhood better for all children in the UK. It has a particular focus on the most vulnerable children who can’t get the help they need from anywhere else and its work with thousands of children on a daily basis gives it a strong platform from which to lobby for positive change.

TheSite.orgwww.thesite.org – TheSite.org aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance through life. We believe all young people have the capacity to make their own decisions and life choices, provided they have access to high quality, impartial information and advice.

Voices of Youth – www.voicesofyouth.org/ – Voices of Youth (VOY) was founded in 1995 as UNICEF’s online place for young people to learn more about issues affecting their world.

Young Advisorswww.youngadvisors.org.uk – Young Advisors are young people aged between 15 and 21, who stimulate social action by showing community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, local decision making and improving services.

Young Mayor Network www.ymn.org.uk – The Young Mayor Network is a body that gives directly elected young mayors the chance to support each other and come together with a view to getting their voices heard on a national stage.

YMCAwww.ymca.org.uk – The YMCA is a leading Christian charity committed to supporting all young people, particularly in times of need.

Young NCBwww.youngncb.org.uk Young NCB is the free membership network for all children and young people run by the National Children’s Bureau.

YouthNetwww.youthnet.org – YouthNet is the UK’s first exclusively online charity. We guide and support young people, enabling them to make educated life choices, participate in society and achieve their ambitions.

Children’s Rights

Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)www.crae.org.uk -CRAE is a coalition of over 380 voluntary and statutory organisations committed to the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Citizenship, Politics and Education

Citizenship Foundationwww.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk – The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society.

CEWC-Cymru (Council for Education in World Citizenship)www.cewc-cymru.org.uk – CEWC-Cymru is an educational charity which helps young people to develop as active citizens of Wales and the world.

Create My UK – www.createmyuk.org/ – MyUK puts you at the centre of British politics. As prime minister, you have a fresh 5-year term to lead your government. Choose and pass new laws, customise your country and pursue your personal vision of the UK.

English Secondary Students Associationwww.studentvoice.co.uk – ESSA is the English Secondary Students’ Association. They are run by students, for students aged 11 to 19 years old. They support young people to have a voice on issues which affect their lives at school or college.

Institute for Citizenshipwww.citizensuk.org. – The Institute for Citizenship is an independent charitable trust. Their aim is to promote informed, active citizenship and greater participation in democracy and society through a combination of community projects, research, education and discussion and debate.

Louderwww.louder.org.uk/– Louder is the new home for e-campaigning for people who want to change the world.

mySocietyhttp://www.mysociety.org/ – mySociety is the project of UK Citizens Online Democracy, a company (no. 03277032) and registered charity (no. 1076346). Below are a list of useful websites mySociety have made…

 

NationStateswww.nationstates.net – NationStates is a free nation simulation game. Build a nation and run it according to your own warped political ideals. Create a Utopian paradise for society’s less fortunate or a totalitarian corporate police state. Care for your people or deliberately oppress them. Join the United Nations or remain a rogue state. It’s really up to you.

Parliament.ukwww.parliament.uk/education/ –  Parliament’s Education Service works with schools and Members of both Houses of Parliament to support young people in developing their understanding of Parliament and democracy.

Politics.co.uk www.politics.co.uk – This site provides the latest news, views and information on UK politics. Politics.co.uk is politically neutral, providing objective and balanced political news.

They Work For Youwww.theyworkforyou.com – Non-partisan, volunteer-run website which aims to make it easy for people to keep tabs on their elected and unelected representatives in Parliament.

vInspired www.vinspired.com – v is an independent charity dedicated to helping young people volunteer in ways that matter to them. Their mission is to make volunteering opportunities so diverse, compelling and easy to get involved with that giving up your time to help others becomes a natural lifestyle choice for 16-25-year-olds in England.

We have tried to provide links to relevant and useful sites. UK Youth Parliament cannot be held responsible for the contents of any of these sites. If you have suggestions for other sites we should link to, please e-mail webmaster@ukyouthparliament.org.uk