Glasgow City Council has established a Youth Engagement Commission to help the Council and other partner agencies identify actions that can improve opportunities and outcomes for young people.
The Youth Engagement Policy Commission would like to ask for your views, and any available evidence that will help the Commission to better understand the issues around the three areas the Commission wishes to address:
Barriers that young people face in engaging with the City Council, other public agencies and in participating in the life of our city
Priority issues for young people, that they would wish to engage on
Approaches to help improve youth engagement
Thank you very much for all your contributions, the Call for Evidence has now closed and the Commission are considering the findings, and planning the next steps.
In particular the Commission aims to
Examine the barriers that young people face in engaging with the city council, other public agencies and in participating in the life of our city
Identify the priority issues for young people that they would wish to engage on
Consider approaches to help improve youth engagement with a particular focus on hearing evidence from young people and their representatives
The Commission is chaired by Councillor Martin McElroy and comprises elected members along with young people and people from organisations that represent young people. Including:
Bailie Elizabeth Cameron
Councillor Stephen Curran
Councillor Greg Hepburn
Councillor Yvonne Kucuk
Councillor Martin McElroy (Chair)
Councillor Angus Millar
Councillor Martha Wardrop
Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and Glasgow Youth Council
West of Scotland Regional Equality Council
Who Cares Scotland
Scottish Trades Union Congress
The Commission will work collaboratively with all views taken into consideration. Members of the Commission will be the main drivers of and play an active role in determining what the Commission will do.
Council officers will help support the work of the Commission, and the opportunity for Commission members to play an active role in engaging more widely with young people to understand the issues that they face.
As well as tackling policy issues, the Commission is also interested in examining ways to help improve and make it easier for young people to engage with public services in the city.