The Council of Youth Representatives

 

 

The Council of Youth Representatives is made up of young people from all walks of life, we want young people from all backgrounds to apply to join the Council of Youth Representatives. 

 

Members of the Council of Youth Representatives are known as Youth Ambassadors and it is their role to represent their local community and the young people within it. 

 

What is the council of Youth Representatives? 

The Council of Youth Representatives is made up of between 8 and 14 young people from across Warrington, they debate matters important to young people locally, attend monthly meetings where they speak on behalf of other young people, suggest ideas, debate and take part in voting on a range of different things such as spending the of funds over £800.

 

When do meetings take place?

Meetings shall take place at pre arranged times for pre arranged days every other month. Every member will be consulted with directly before the meetings are set. 

 

Meetings will be held at Warrington Town Hall, and sometimes at Walton Hall. We will be holding online meetings until June 2021, which is when we expect to go back to in person meetings. 

 

 

Functions of the Council of Youth Representatives 

  • To approve any money spending plans that exceed £1,000

  • To approve the pledges and priorities

  • To represent the young people across Warrington

  • To debate matter which affect young people 

  • To provide a democratic consensus on way and means of dealing with matters

  • To consult with other groups and organizations and to provide a representative view of the young people in Warrington

Role of Youth Ambassadors 

  • To represent the young people who live within their ward, through debate, liaising with relevant agencies & officials and working with youth officers

  • To voice the issues faced by young people who live in their ward

  • To support and champion youth voice

  • To contribute to creating the pledges and priorities 

  • To attend the Council of Youth Representative meetings.

 

 

How many seats are there on

the Council of Youth Representatives?

The Council of Youth Representatives is made up of between 8 and 14 young people. 

Warrington North and Warrington South each have an equal amount of Youth Ambassadors to represent the young people in those areas to the Council of Youth Representatives as a whole. 

The Youth Ambassadors will either be responsible for representing the young people in Warrington North or Warrington South, they will work with the other Youth Ambassadors to do this effectively.