Welcome to
Youth Voice Bucks

Youth Voice Bucks is a hub for youth participation for Buckinghamshire.
Youth participation is all about listening to young people’s voices and acting on them to make things better.

You can see opportunities to have your say below.

If you are looking for general things to do, like youth clubs, skills workshops, and sports programmes, please visit the Bucks Family Information Service directory.

This website also includes:

Case studies and blogs

Help and support

The Bucks Youth Summit 2024

Bucks Youth Summit 2024

The Youth Voice Executive Committee are planning the next Bucks Youth Summit, which will take place on Monday 11 March 2024.

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Join a youth voice group

Youth Voice Executive Committee

Youth Voice is open to all young people in Buckinghamshire. It provides a platform for young people to raise issues they’re passionate about and improve their community.

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We Do Care

We Do Care ensures that the voice of care-experienced children and young people is heard and acted on. We Do Care also run fun and engaging activities that help care-experienced children and young people grow their confidence and social skills.

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Wycombe Youth Action Helping Hands

Wycombe Youth Action Helping Hands is a group of young people aged 11 - 19 who meet, brainstorm, and run projects.

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Chesham Youth Council

Chesham Youth Council is a group of young people between the ages of 11 and 18 interested in bettering the community and town of Chesham for the youth.

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The Adoption Team’s Young People’s Groups & Young People’s EXTRA

The Adoption Team runs two groups for young people who have been adopted - one for ages 7 -11 and one for ages 12 - 18.

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Article 12

The CAMHS Article 12 Forum is a space for young people with an interest in mental health and neurodivergency to share their views.

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Take part in a consultation

All-Age Autism Strategy

Bucks Council and partners are creating an All-Age Autism Strategy.

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Consultations and Engagement Activities

You can share your views by answering surveys online.

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The Big Ambition

Children and young people aged 0-18 are invited to tell the Children's Commissioner for England what they think is important. The survey is open until Friday 15 December 2023.

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Join a youth panel / steering group

Brighter Futures Together

Brighter Futures want to give you the skills and opportunity to run local social action projects, support your peers and influence decision making!

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Youth Concern Youth Panel

Youth Concern are seeking 12 young people who have a connection to Aylesbury Vale to join their Youth Panel! Launching January 2023.

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Young Member of the Aylesbury Vale Stop and Search Scrutiny panel

There is a position available for a young person aged 16-25 to help review videos from police body-worn cameras and provide their feedback to improve police practice.

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Champion, ambassador, and advisor opportunities

Councillor Shadowing Scheme

Interested in learning about your community and how local people can help make a difference? Check out our Councillor Shadowing Scheme!

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Care Ambassadors

Care ambassadors are care-experienced young people who work closely with us to improve the experiences of young people in care.

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Shout Out for SEND Reps

If you have a Special Educational Need or Disability, and are passionate about improving services for young people with SEND, you would be a fantastic Shout Out for SEND Rep!

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SEND Young Inspectors

You can help make sure activities and clubs are accessible for other young people with SEND by acting as a SEND Young Inspector

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Brook Community Champions

Brook is seeking enthusiastic individuals from Buckinghamshire with an interest in volunteering and becoming sexual health influencers for their community.

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Schools Should Be

Share your views on the education system by starring in a podcast and/or blog with Schools Should Be

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Be part of a research project

Shaping opportunities to move – Leap / Open University

Help develop physical activity opportunities that the least active young people want to get involved in.

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Opportunities beyond Buckinghamshire

Home Office Young People’s Board

The Home Office are looking for young people to discuss and give their views on a range of migration, borders, and citizenship related issues that are a priority for and directly affect them.

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The Council for Disabled Children are looking for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability to join their young people's advisory group.

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Model COP28 at Kew Gardens

Join Kew Youth Programme for a day of debate and negotiation, as we take on the roles of country delegates and stakeholder organisations to discuss climate change and the future of our planet. Saturday 2 December 2023.

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General things to do

Youth Voice Bucks is focused on opportunities for young people to have their say and shape the services and places around them.

For general activities for young people, like youth clubs, skills workshops, and sports programmes, visit the Bucks Family Information Service directory.

If you need help or support, visit our Help and Support page.

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