I received an email from CEOP, about the new Attorney General’s Youth Network Program. It’s designed for young people aged 14-18 to share their opinions with Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General.
The challenge is to create a 5 minute video highlighting what you would change in the UK. For more info visit www.youtube.com/agyouthnet
I’ve highlighted some of the info below:
AG Youth Network:
- The Attorney General’s Youth Network is building on the success of partnerships that have worked well, encouraging understanding and respect for the rule of law, and contributing to citizenship education, including increasing understanding of the justice system and of an individual’s rights and responsibilities.
- A competition is being launched to encourage young people to explore issues on citizenship and the rule of law. The competition and development of an Attorney General’s Youth Advisory Council, as part of the Youth Network activities, is designed to involve young people aged 14-18 in the processes of government and law. Through the Attorney general’s Youth Advisory Council, young people will be encouraged to share an open dialogue to discuss opinions/ideas on relevant matters within the state and their local communities.
- The competition closes at midnight on 16th September. A panel will select up to 30 top entries selected, the winning entrants will be invited to become members of the Attorney General’s Youth Advisory Council. The first meeting of the Youth Advisory Council will be held by November, and those selected will be announced on the 22nd September at a launch event in London. The top three entries will receive an Attorney General award. This is the chance to be recognised and to make a real difference. The Attorney General will write to those selected for the Attorney General Youth Advisory Council, their head teachers and local MP’s congratulating them on their achievement.
- Please note that if you are short listed for the top entries your entry may be featured on the website or other publicised material.
Youth Advisory Council role and key aims
- ‘Leading and Influencing Change’
- To involve young people in the processes of government and law, and facilitate and promote dialogue, bringing a real and fresh perspective about youth issues.
- To consult with young people and local community groups on legal issues and policies that concerns young people.
- To collect, analyse & provide the Attorney General with information on issues and policies in law concerning young people.
- To consider methods to resolve youth-related conflicts
- To partner with local organisations on shared issues
- To prepare for youth leadership through participation
- To propose recommendations to improve the lives of young people
- Meetings will be held with the Attorney General at least twice each year.