YourVoice- Have Your Say

In Doncaster, Cabinet members and senior leaders have made a commitment to put children at the heart of everything we do.

Listed below are the different ways in which you can get actively involved in ensuring your views and opinions are heard. If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on

Make Your Mark

Run by British Youth Council and led by young people, is the largest ballot of youth views in the UK. It allows young people aged 11 to 18 to vote for the issues they would like to be debated at the House of Commons in November. The survey takes place in Oct every year in school. This year we had 11,636 votes which is 40.49% of our youth population in Doncaster. The top three areas for our Members of Youth Parliament to focus on are:
1) Mental Health
2) Put an end to Knife crime
3) Equal pay for Equal work

Annual Survey

Led by public health and in partnership with our team the Pupil Lifestyle Questionnaire is an annual survey completed in schools by children and young people. This gives us the information needed to decide on a focus for the work of our ‘YourVoice’ forums for the year ahead.

‘Your Voice’ Summits

The Voice Summits are the platform for young people to communicate directly with decision makers. These are held throughout March-May every year. Invites are sent through your schools.

Children and Family Forum

There are two of these a year. They are high profile events that provide the platform for children, families and professionals to review our progress against the Children and Young People’s Plan.

Youth Voice Surgeries

The surgeries provide the opportunity for our children and young people to discuss their issues of concern in and around their communities whilst providing a platform to contribute to decision making processes. 
The surgeries will run twice a year; April and October and held over a 3 week period.  
Currently being reviewed- check back soon for updates

Complaints and Compliments

Currently being reviewed- check back soon for updates

YourVoice Network

Our team link with school councils across all Primary and Special schools. The YourVoice Network is a fantastic opportunity to get involved, influence change, meet new people and learn new skills. You are still more than welcome to get involved even if you are not part of the School Council. If you are interested in becoming a member of our e-network please email us on



Last updated: 04 December 2018 14:16:57