The Youth Cabinet was formed in 2001 and is a group of 45 young people, aged 11-18, who are elected every two years to represent the views and concerns of young people in West Sussex.
The Cabinet attends local and national meetings and events, informing them about important social and political issues. Some of the ways they do this are by producing films, blogs and other media.
Successful projects they have been involved in for the last year are:
- radicalisation and extremism – information and videos to help keep young people safe from harmful behaviour
- Curriculum for Life - a national personal, social and health education project from the British Youth Council aimed at improving lessons in schools
- Takeover Day – taking over professionals' roles for the day, including head teachers, primary schools and county council members
- Make Your Mark – supported the Make your Mark worldwide youth consultation.
Getting involved with the Youth Cabinet gives you the chance to make new friends, learn new skills and make a difference to other young people in West Sussex.
You can keep up with all the Youth Cabinet news on their blog.
If you would like to contact the Youth Cabinet, or you are interested in joining, please complete our online form.