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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 2018

Work experience inquiry

The YSC inquiry on Work Experience launched in May. Work experience was voted one of the top ten issues voted for by young people in the 2017 '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 bycyouthselect@paliament.uk.

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 15-18 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.

Oral Evidence Sessions

The Youth Select Committee will hear from various young people and professionals in oral evidence sessions. These will take place on the 6th and 13th July.

Look at Past Inquiries

In 2016 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.

 

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