Youth and democracy

Do you want to make a difference to your community?

Do you feel young people’s voices should be heard?

If you answered yes to the above we would welcome you to get involved and join in with our Youth Voice Offer.

What is the Youth Voice Offer?

The Youth Voice Offer provides opportunities for young people in Barnet to debate, inform and actively participate in the development and improvement of services for young people:

  • Barnet Youth Board
  • Barnet Youth Assembly
  • Children’s Rights Advisory Board
  • UK Youth Parliament
  • London Youth Assembly
  • Barnet Development Team Youth (SEND)
  • Children in Care Council
  • If you have any queries please email

Involving young people in the democratic process

We involve young people in decision-making processes by:

  • developing their understanding of democratic processes
  • encouraging active citizenship
  • engaging them in wider consultations with local authority services and wider organisations

The Voice of the Child Strategy (PDF) sets out how this is achieved.