Youth Council for Northern Ireland
Comhairle Ógra um Thuaisceart Éireann
Council o Youth for Norlin Airlan

Youth Council Board Statement

The Youth Council Board - Chairperson, Vice-Chair and members - will continue to serve until their term of office expires on 30 September 2016.

The Youth Council Board will still have responsibility for discharging the following statutory functions of the Youth Council:

» advise the Department, education and library boards (Education Authority) and other bodies, on the development of the youth service;
» encourage cross-community activity by the youth service;
» encourage the provision of facilities for the youth service and facilities which are especially beneficial to young persons; and
» encourage and assist the co-ordination and efficient use of the resources of the youth service".



Investing in Lives ... the history of the Youth Service in NI







The Youth Council is represented on the Youth Services Reform Partnership which has been established by the Minister to provide a mechanism for engagement between key stakeholders and relevant Department of Education and Education Authority officials. The Minister has stated that "Council members also have a role to play in advising and supporting that partnership, recognising their responsibilities in relation to providing encouragement and advice".

The Youth Council will also continue to be represented on the Regional Advisory Group, chaired by the Education Authority, which advises on the Regional Youth Development Plan.

In summary, the Youth Council Board will continue to advise on key issues affecting the youth service, including those relevant to the voluntary sector, regional voluntary youth organisations and young people.

Contact details for the Youth Council Board -

Tel: 02890 643882

Address for correspondence:
Youth Council for NI, c/o Forestview, Purdy's Lane, Belfast, BT8 7AR

YCNI Board Members  |  Minutes

Pre 1 April 2016 the Youth Council was responsible for the following areas of work:

Community Relations
European  |  International  |  North/South
Research  |  Policy
Youth Work Training  |  NSETS