Give evidence to the Youth Select Committee

Knife crime was voted as the top issue amongst 1.1 million young people consulted.  Get your voice heard and share your experiences on knife crime with the Committee.

Get your voice heard

Find out more about the background and objectives of the Knife Crime Inquiry.

Share your experiences on knife crime:

Complete our short survey

If you prefer, you can send a written response to the terms of reference by email to bycyouthselect@parliament.uk.

Knife crime inquiry 2019

Knife crime was voted as the top issue in the Make Your Mark ballot that consulted 1.1 million young people.

As part of the inquiry the Committee will look at issues including:

  • Is the Government strategy doing enough to effectively combat knife crime?
  • Are there trends in the statistics of who is perpetrating and who are the victims of knife crime?
  • How is knife crime affecting public services?

A full terms of reference can be found on the British Youth Council website.

Oral evidence sessions

The Committee will take oral evidence from a range of witnesses on the 5th and 12th of July.

What is the YSC?

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 and representatives from each of the devolved nations. The YSC receives induction training and mentoring from parliamentary Clerks and British Youth Council staff.

Look at past inquiries

2018

In 2018 the YSC conducted an inquiry on the topic of Work Experience.

  • 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 the Committee’s recommendations.

2017

In 2017 the YSC conducted an inquiry focusing on the topic of Body Image.

Further information

British Youth Council: Youth Select Committee
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