The young people's council is a youth voice group for care experienced young people in North Yorkshire.

The council meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6pm to 8pm in York to discuss what improvements need to be made to the support we and others receive.

We meet directly with decision makers so they can hear what young people are saying. We also organise consultation days for looked after young people.

We have made  a pledge for younger children (pdf / 4 MB) a pledge for older children (pdf / 4 MB) and  a pledge for care leavers (pdf / 2 MB) - these are all the things young people have said they want from the adults who support them. 

Joining the young people's council

If you want to get involved in the young people's council please contact Matthew Edwards, Strategic Manager - Youth Voice and Creative Engagement, on 01609 533415 or email

You can also keep up to date with everything we are doing on our Facebook page or our Twitter profile.

Building relationships

During the Foster Conference 2018, the young people’s council presented guidance on what young people need to build a positive relationship with the people who support them. Find out what they said by watching this film.

What we want

Looked after young people and care leavers were asked what they want from the people who support them. Watch this film to hear what they said.

We Care Because You matter.

Telling you what support you will get when you become looked after.