The Youth Voice Census is an annual survey run by Youth Employment UK. It acts as a temperature check of how young people aged 14 – 24 are feeling on a range of issues relating to their transition from education to employment.
It is important that we hear from the widest cohort of young people so we can provide a detailed picture of the youth population. We are therefore working with a number of partners to share the survey amongst their networks.
Youth voice is vital to ensuring services really work for our young people, having their say on what works for them allows us all to better understand the improvements that need to be made.
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, over 6,000 young people have told us their story, enabling us to build a picture of how young people are navigating the transition from education to employment. 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.
Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO of Youth Employment UK