Cornwall Youth Council

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Make Your Mark and Elections voting will be happening in February

Details about candidates and manifestos to follow

Would you Like to Have your say about what matters to you as a young person?

Would you like to be involved in Cornwall Youth Council?

Please register your interest in a role within the Youth Council at the bottom of the page

If you are unable to find all the info you need on this page. Please contact youthcouncil@cornwall.gov.uk

Watch the Annual Conversation 2022 film that the Youth Council Communications Team helped to create

Our Cornwall Youth Council is a group of 24 young people who want to make a difference in Cornwall. We meet twice monthly as sub-committees and quarterly as a full council where we link with decision makers and councillors. Our goal is to empower children and young people in our communities and advocate for their needs and views. We aim to make positive changes for our own and future generations of Cornwall.

Cornwall Youth Council is for young people aged 11-25 who live or go to school in Cornwall

We currently have three sub committees:

  • Youth Voice: changing access to Youth Voice Opportunities and making youth voice more available and accessible to young people in Cornwall
  • SEND: promoting Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, with a focus on autism spectrum disorder - ensuring young people with SEND have a voice within Cornwall and are considered in the decisions that are made
  • Cost of Living: addressing the current Cost of Living Crisis and it's affect on the young people of Cornwall, with a focus on mental and physical wellbeing

We also have a Communications Team and a Fundraising Team and are working hard to improve our network to promote Youth Voice around Cornwall.

Cornwall Members of Youth Parliament sit within Cornwall Youth Council. We will post updates on their campaigns and projects as they develop.

Please contact youthcouncil@cornwall.gov.uk if you have any questions or queries.


Our data protection and confidentiality statement

How will you protect my information?

Your data will be stored securely and will only be accessible by members of Together for Families. Your consent for your data to be used in the evaluation will be assumed from you starting the survey.

Who am I giving my information to?

The evaluation is being carried out by Together for Families. You can view our privacy notice at www.cornwall.gov.uk/tffprivacynotice.

How will you store my personal data?

Survey responses will be collected using the Let’s Talk Cornwall survey software. By completing this survey, you consent to this transfer of your information. This includes any information which may represent your personal data. All the information you share with Together for Families will be stored safely for the duration of the evaluation. It will be destroyed one year after it has finished.

Let’s Talk Cornwall is the system used to collate the data and create reports from it. You can view the privacy statement on the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.


Make Your Mark and Elections voting will be happening in February

Details about candidates and manifestos to follow

Would you Like to Have your say about what matters to you as a young person?

Would you like to be involved in Cornwall Youth Council?

Please register your interest in a role within the Youth Council at the bottom of the page

If you are unable to find all the info you need on this page. Please contact youthcouncil@cornwall.gov.uk

Watch the Annual Conversation 2022 film that the Youth Council Communications Team helped to create

Our Cornwall Youth Council is a group of 24 young people who want to make a difference in Cornwall. We meet twice monthly as sub-committees and quarterly as a full council where we link with decision makers and councillors. Our goal is to empower children and young people in our communities and advocate for their needs and views. We aim to make positive changes for our own and future generations of Cornwall.

Cornwall Youth Council is for young people aged 11-25 who live or go to school in Cornwall

We currently have three sub committees:

  • Youth Voice: changing access to Youth Voice Opportunities and making youth voice more available and accessible to young people in Cornwall
  • SEND: promoting Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, with a focus on autism spectrum disorder - ensuring young people with SEND have a voice within Cornwall and are considered in the decisions that are made
  • Cost of Living: addressing the current Cost of Living Crisis and it's affect on the young people of Cornwall, with a focus on mental and physical wellbeing

We also have a Communications Team and a Fundraising Team and are working hard to improve our network to promote Youth Voice around Cornwall.

Cornwall Members of Youth Parliament sit within Cornwall Youth Council. We will post updates on their campaigns and projects as they develop.

Please contact youthcouncil@cornwall.gov.uk if you have any questions or queries.


Our data protection and confidentiality statement

How will you protect my information?

Your data will be stored securely and will only be accessible by members of Together for Families. Your consent for your data to be used in the evaluation will be assumed from you starting the survey.

Who am I giving my information to?

The evaluation is being carried out by Together for Families. You can view our privacy notice at www.cornwall.gov.uk/tffprivacynotice.

How will you store my personal data?

Survey responses will be collected using the Let’s Talk Cornwall survey software. By completing this survey, you consent to this transfer of your information. This includes any information which may represent your personal data. All the information you share with Together for Families will be stored safely for the duration of the evaluation. It will be destroyed one year after it has finished.

Let’s Talk Cornwall is the system used to collate the data and create reports from it. You can view the privacy statement on the Let’s Talk Cornwall website.

  • If you would like to be involved with Cornwall Youth Council in non elected roles please complete this expression of Interest. 

    These roles currently are:

    - Community Seat – From April 2024 we will be offering seats to representative groups.

    - Associate member – These will be in place from March 2024 and are a more casual member.

    - Peer Mentor – From March 2024 we will be opening for young people to register to take on a peer mentor role. This role will be to support and develop the 24-26 elected members.

    - Communications team – We currently have a communications team that have done a lot of hard work. We will be relaunching this in March 2024. This will enable support for the new structure and take into account our learning up to this point.

    Once submitted, we will get back to you within 10 days to provide further information and next steps.

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  • If you are not in an education setting but would like to vote in Youth Council elections and Make Your Mark, please complete this form.

    We will get in contact with you in January to let you know your voting options and how you can be involved. 

    If you have any questions, please contact youthcouncil@cornwall.gov.uk 

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  • This is consent for Youth Parliament members only

    This is for completion by the Members of Youth Parliament who will be attending the BYC YouthCon convention on Saturday 20th January, in Plymouth.

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Page last updated: 05 Feb 2024, 09:35 AM