Staffordshire Youth Commission

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The #STAFFSYC researches, engages and educates young people around their priorities to influence social action.

Who We Are

We are a group of 14 – 25 year olds from a diverse range of backgrounds all across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Our team is a strong representative of the youth population in Staffordshire by actively working with issues that matter to them.

“It’s important the needs, concerns and the voices of youngsters are serviced by young people themselves.”

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Youth Commissioner

What We Do

We allow and encourage young people to support, challenge, collaborate on and inform the work of the Staffordshire Commissioner and our partners.

We research important issues by engaging with young people through the delivery of sessions from our innovative educational toolkit.

We then educate the Staffordshire Commissioner, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and our many other partners on the views and ideas we have received through our research by presenting them with our findings and making recommendations for their work.

“As a Youth Commissioner, I was able to talk about issues that mean a lot to me and suggests ways in which these could be improved to the people who can actually make it happen.”

Former Staffordshire Youth Commissioner

Why We Do It

The recommendations we make to key decision makers and stakeholders are suggestions that will make a difference to youth issues.

We want to make Staffordshire a better place to live for all by giving young people a voice to influence key decision makers. We think that it is important to give young people a say because they are the future.

“When I first joined the Youth Commission I was so shy. They put me on a personal development plan where we sat down every month to set myself goals and look at how I was improving. In October last year, I spoke in front of over 100 people. It was a big deal but I did it.”

Staffordshire Youth Commissioner

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