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Youth council finds the issues

Members of a youth council held a day of events to find out what issues are at the top of the list for young people.

Bromley Youth Council is now working on its manifesto for the year after 75 children from local schools attended the day of workshops and events.

Bullying, employment, teenage pregnancy, self-harming and gangs were identified as the top issues after the event at the Education Development Centre in March.

The day started with a Question Time session, in which the young people from 15 Bromley schools were given the opportunity to quiz a panel of local decision makers.

Tom Clements, chair of Bromley Youth Council, said: “This event is a good way for school councils to really get involved in local democracy and tell their Bromley youth councillors what they see the issues are for young people in Bromley.

“The Bromley Youth Council has a big responsibility in representing over 70,000 children and young people in Bromley. We want to make sure we are doing the best we can by listening to the voices we represent.

“It is also a good opportunity, as all our school councils have a vote on what the Bromley Youth Council campaign will be for the year ahead.”

Councillor Ernest Noad, Bromley Council’s executive member for children and young people, said: “The manifesto event is a great opportunity for our Youth Council to come together with other young people to compile and consult on issues that are high on their agenda at the moment.

“I look forward to seeing the resulting manifesto and to working closely with Bromley Youth Council and Youth Support Service in the near future.”


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