For the children we work with, many of the major decisions affecting their lives happens locally.
These decisions could be the support available in local children’s centres, whether their local authority offers return interviews to all children who go missing or how the local police support children at risk.
We tell local decision makers what children think about their area, what they think about their lives and what they would change. We also try and change local policies so that they are better for children and young people.
We do this by appearing before committees, giving information to locally elected councillors and responding to consultations. We also meet with local decision makers and arrange for young people to meet councillors from their area.
Find out more about local influencing work, including consultation responses.
Learn more and take action
- Read our local consultation responses
- Find out if your council has signed up to the Young Runaways Charter
- Read about our new way of working in Greater Manchester and the West Midlands
- Find out about emergency support in your local area
- Please donate today to support our work to improve young people’s lives.