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Youth Select Committee

This body gives young people the opportunity to scrutinise public issues and hold inquiries into topics most relevant to them.

Youth Select Committee

Youth Select Committee 2017


The Inquiry

The YSC inquiry on Body Image launched on 19 May. Body Image was one of the top ten issues voted for by young people in the 2016 "Make Your Mark" ballot that consulted almost 1 million young people. You can find the terms of reference for the inquiry on the British Youth Council website. For any inquiry-related questions, please contact the inquiry team on [email protected].



About the Committee

The Youth Select Committee (YSC) is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons, which takes evidence in public and has its proceedings televised and recorded in Hansard. The eleven committee members are aged 14‒18 and include Members of the UK Youth Parliament, Youth Councillors, a Young Mayor, reserved seats and representatives from each of the devolved nations. The YSC receives induction training and mentoring from parliamentary Clerks and British Youth Council staff.



Watch the Evidence Sessions

The evidence sessions are now available to watch online.


Friday 7 July 2017 morning evidence session

Friday 7 July 2017 afternoon evidence session

Friday 14 July 2017 morning evidence session

Friday 14 July 2017 afternoon evidence session


Look at Past Inquiries

Last year the YSC conducted an inquiry focusing on the topic of Racism and Racial Discrimination. Read last year’s Committee report, which contains a variety of recommendations for Government. You can also read the Government’s response, which offers an answer to each of the YSC's recommendations.