makeyourmark

Are you aged 11-18?

Do you care about how Parliament make decisions that affect young people like you?

If so read on.
The UK Youth Parliament is launching, 'Make Your Mark', the UK's largest survey of young people's views. For the seventh time in history, young people aged 11-18 are being invited to take part in the ballot to shortlist what is debated in the House of Commons by Members of Youth Parliament on Friday 10th November.

You can take part in the consultation on-line by visiting: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark
The 10 Topics for 2017 are:

 
You can take part in the consultation on-line by visiting: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark
 


The 10 Topics for 2017 are:

1. A Curriculum to prepare us for life - Schools should cover topics like finance, sex and relationship education and politics.

2. Votes at 16 - Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all elections/referendums.

3. Protect LGBT+ People - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender+ young people deserve to be treated the same as everyone else; discrimination needs to be challenged.

4. Support for Young Carers - Government should increase funding to support Young Carers. Schools and youth organisations should work together better to support them.

5. Transport - Make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all.

6. First Aid Education for All Young People - All young people should learn basic First Aid, on a regular basis, including CPR, and all schools in the UK should have a defibrillator.

7. Mental health - Services should be improved with young people's help.

8. Make the invisible visible - Not all debilitating illnesses and conditions are visible e.g. epilepsy, autism and diabetes can be isolating. Young people should work together to raise awareness.

9. Protect schools budgets from damaging cuts - Government should reverse the proposed cuts to schools so that each young person has an equal chance to succeed.

10. Work Experience hubs for 11-18 year olds - Knowing where to find work experience can be challenging. Government should create an online space to help young people with this

 
 
 
 
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