Young people preparing to make their own decisions
Young people should be involved more and more closely in decisions about their own future.
After compulsory school age (the end of the academic year in which they turn 16) the right to make requests and decisions under the Children and Families Act 2014 applies to them directly, rather than to their parent who can still support providing the young person is happy for them to do so.
Young Peoples Voice
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British Youth Council
The British Youth Council empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. They support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.
Colleges and further educational settings have various student forums in place to gather the voice of the young person to influence strategic direction. Some Colleges also have SEND student unions boards. Further information can be provided by the setting.
Mental Capacity Act
Find out more about the Mental Capacity Act, what it means and how it could affect you or someone you care about by watching the below video or following the link on this page.