What is the NYAS Campaigns Youth Advisory Group?

Our Campaigns Youth Advisory Group helps to shape NYAS’ policy and campaigning activity by sharing their stories, and providing their opinion and guidance.

By listening to the voices and experiences of care experienced young people, NYAS is able to deliver youth led campaigns. This ensures that our campaigns address the things that matter most to children and young people in care across England and Wales.

What does the NYAS Campaigns Youth Advisory Group do?

Our Campaigns Youth Advisory Group works directly with our Policy and Research team to have a positive impact on our campaigns and policy changes. The young people involved in our Campaigns Youth Advisory Group use their knowledge and experience of the care system to help us influence politicians and decision makers. 

The members of our Campaigns Youth Advisory Group have a huge impact on NYAS’ campaigns, and influence key stakeholders in policy reform  – from local councils to parliament, our young people are steering positive change for people in care, and adults in vulnerable situations. 

Can I Get Involved with the NYAS Campaigns Youth Advisory Group?

Are you a care experienced 18–25-year-old?
Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of care experienced children and young people? 
Do you want to work with a leading national charity to influence change?

If the answer is yes, then the NYAS Campaigns Advisory Group could be for you. 

Being part of the NYAS Campaigns Youth Advisory Board allows you to have your voice heard on issues that matter to you. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to influence and champion projects and campaigns that collaborate with policy makers and charity activists across the nation.

Explore our current youth led campaigns to discover the breadth of issues we address, from youth homelessness to the importance of communication within the care sector.  We also have a selection of campaigning tips to help you support our work without being part of the youth group. 

Campaigns Youth Advisory Group Role Description

This is a voluntary role, and we estimate that the time commitment for each member of the Campaigns Youth Advisory Group is approximately 5-10 days across a year. You will rarely be required for a full day during your time with the group. 

As part of their role, our group members will:

  • Advise on all aspects of NYAS campaigning, including related work of policy and research – usually this will be done through virtual consultation, but may occasionally require meetings in person. 
  • Act as an ambassador for NYAS, promoting our charity and supporting its aims. 
  • Serve on the Advisory Group for two years (with the option of continuing for longer).

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