The Youth Voice Census

Apr 19, 2022 | Uncategorized

The Youth Voice Census is an annual survey run by Youth Employment UK. It acts as a temperature check of how young people aged 11 – 30 feel. It gives young people the chance to share how they feel about a number of issues related to education, employment, training, work and where they live.
We are doing our part to support the Youth Voice Census and signal boost on our networks, because we recognise the importance of hearing from the widest cohort of young people to get a detailed picture and ensure services really work for young people in the UK. When their insights are heard, it enables us all to do better.
To date, nearly 10,000 young people have taken part in the Youth Voice Census. Each year, the findings form evidence for APPG for Youth Employment reports and inquiries presented to the government. It is proactive research like this which helps to inform policy relating to youth employment and ensure it meets young people’s needs.

Our annual Youth Voice Census is the most important piece of work we do. It allows young people to share their voice on the experiences and services available to them throughout education and their next steps. Since its pilot in 2018, nearly 10,000 young people have told us their story, enabling us to build a picture of how young people are feeling about where they are right now, what is working for them and what is not. We have been able to share what is working and what improvements need to be made, together with partners across the sector and with UK Government policy makers. This year we want to reach more young people than ever – support us by adding your voice.

Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO Youth Employment UK

We welcome all young people in our networks to take part in the Youth Voice Census, and invite you to spread the word: