Welcome to the Northern Ireland Youth Forum website. We are very passionate about young people and making sure your voice is heard.
So if there is anything you want to tell us about our website, the work we do, or just something that you think we should be doing, please contact us.
The NIYF is a youth led organisation that lobbies, advocates, promotes and fights for the rights of young people. We believe that young people have an important role to play.
The Youth Forum exists to support young people to affect positive change for themselves and for their communities; we believe young people sound be invested in; can be part of the solution; want to be empowered and must be listened to.
We believe that one person can make a difference; and that together we can achieve great things.
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Northern Ireland Youth Forum is carrying out a Audit of Participation Structures!
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The Education Authority Launched a Pilot ‘Network for Youth’ initiative in October 2016.
The Network for Youth is a model for strengthening participation in the youth service at a local, sub-regional and regional levels; and is being led by the NI Youth Forum in partnership with Youth Action NI; Young Farmers Clubs of Ulster; Include Youth and Fóram na nÓg. The Network for Youth is open to and inclusive of Participation Structures from across the voluntary and controlled youth service.
A questionnaire has been designed to help us to establish a baseline of youth participation structures within the EA funded youth work sector.
Once completed, questionnaires will help us to write an audit and work together across the youth work sector; connecting pockets of good practice and celebrating young people’s achievements.
It is our intention to showcase this work via our Participation Hub web page, which is being developed.
All participants who complete the questionnaire will be added into a draw for £50 of Amazon vouchers.
For further information please contact Natalie Corbett at NIYF on 028 90331990.
As Election time nears NIYF would suggest that now is a great time to remind our politicians of the issues that matter to young people.
The Youth Congress have developed their own manifesto and we are asking that election hopefuls take notice of the issues for young people.
Our question to them is ‘what can you offer young people if elected’?
We would urge you to ask the key questions when candidates are at your doorstep:
- Do you support better mental health services for young people?
- Do you support the call for a Youth Assembly?
- Do you support the creation of a society where children and young people are free
from all kinds of discrimination; religious, sectarian, age-based, racial or otherwise?
- Do you support the call for votes at 16?
Have a look at our manifesto and use this time to bring about positive change for young people.