Southwark Youth Council

Southwark Youth Council (SYC) is a group of young people, elected by young people to represent the voices of young people through their schools and neighbourhoods. SYC support the Council’s engagement with young people and work on developing more exciting and involving ways of addressing priority issues that matter most to young people in Southwark.

During #SYCElectionWeek 13 to 19 March 2017, Southwark young people voted for a lead and deputy representative from their school and community council area. They also voted on the top three priority topics that they would like Southwark Youth Council members to work on during their two year term.

26 Southwark young people from across the borough were successfully elected along with the top three most important issues which are as follows:

  1. knife crime
  2. careers, training and employability
  3. bullying

Page last updated: 12 October 2017