Although more than three-quarters of local authorities are
currently working with young people to involve them in
decision-making, a quarter of councils believe young people still
have very little influence about decisions that affect them,
according to a new survey.
Research by the Local Government Association and the Institute
for Public Policy Research shows that nearly 90 per cent of the 226
local authorities that responded said they had increased the amount
of work done to involve young people in decision-making over the
past four years. However, the survey said that only 20 per cent of
councils have a young people’s strategy, although a further 30 per
cent plan to develop one in the future.