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Children's Council Campaign to Tackle Homelessness Across Rochdale Borough

One of the key campaigns on the manifesto of the newly elected Children's Champion, Millie Connor, for the borough of Rochdale is tackling homelessness across the borough.  The Children's Council are in full support of this and are working hard to try and support homeless people and homeless charities.  They have made a donation box located […]
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Children's Champion for Rochdale Borough

In July 2018, the new Children's Champion and Deputy were democratically elected after school across the Borough participated in the elections.  8579 children voted in the elections this year and Millie Connor, aged 10 from Holy Trinity Primary School was elected as the new Children's Champion for the Borough of Rochdale with 2244 votes and Isabelle […]
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MYP Elections 2018-19

Following the election results on the 22nd of February, I am pleased to say that I am the new MYP for the Borough of Rochdale. It was a great year, and I feel that the competition was very strong. Well done to the candidates who took place this year: Myiesha, Eve, Anita, Bartek and Adam. […]
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Cheaper Transport for 16-18 Year Olds!!!

After years of campaigning locally and regionally, a big step has finally been taken to provide young people with cheaper transport.  Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet (RBYC) have been involved in the Greater Manchester youth Assembly (GMYA) and having their say in the GM Devolution over the past few years.  One of the biggest issues raised […]
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Jargon Buster

Want some clarity on the jargon used on this site?  This should help! MYP - Member of UK Youth Parliament DMYP - Deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament BYC - British Youth Council RBYC - Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet RBCC - Rochdale Borough Children's Council UKYP - United Kingdom Youth Parliament MYM - Make Your Mark GMYA - Greater Manchester Youth Assembly GMD - Greater Manchester Devolution […]
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Final Words from Former Children's Champion and Deputy!

The democratically elected Children's Champion for the borough of Rochdale 2016 - 17 was Hannah Nazir and the Deputy was Madeleine Bamford.  They, with the support of Rochdale Borough Children's Council, put together a manifesto with 3 campaign points and worked hard over their term of office to improve services and lives for local children.  […]
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Termly Report

See what the Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Children's Council, Young Carers Forum and Children in Care Council got up to over last term!  Download the exciting report here: RYS Youth Voice Termly Report Winter 2017
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Mental Health Campaign

One of the most commonly raised issues by young people across the borough of Rochdale, the North West of England and the whole of the UK over the past few years is mental health awareness and the quality, accessibility and knowledge of services for young people.  Due to it being raised more and more, one of our […]
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Newly Elected MYP & Deputy for Rochdale Borough with 11,000 Votes!

On Wednesday 15th February, the results of the democratic Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) Elections for the Rochdale Borough were anno0unced at Rochdale Town Hall.  Tabitha Rusden, the former MYP and Amelia Betham, the former Deputy MYP, handed the medals over to the new Deputy, Louis Tweedale, and the new MYP, Sarah Mahmood, both from […]
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Deputy Member of Youth Parliament 2017

Hi, I am Louis Tweedale, the new Deputy Member of Youth Parliament for Rochdale. I look forward to serving my term along side Sarah Mahmood, especially on mental health, something we both agreed on in our manifestos. We are both pupils at Hollingworth Academy. The main reason that I applied to be a candidate in the election is […]
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Final words

Hello, I am writing my final words as Member of UK Youth Parliament for the Rochdale borough. It is in my greatest pleasure to be writing on here, but also a sad and emotional time at this stage to be saying my goodbye to you all. I have enjoyed every moment of being member of youth […]
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Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet Meeting Minutes 12th Jan

Just the minutes from the last meeting with Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet. Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet   Minutes Date of Meeting: Thurs 12th January 2017 Time From To 18:00 20:00 Venue: Council Chambers, Rochdale Town Hall   AGENDA ITEM Item   1 Welcome   1.1 All members welcomed and AM mentioned few apologies sent.   2 Town Hall […]
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Youth Voice Update - Autumn 2016

Want to know more about what the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Children’s Council and Children in Care Council have been up to recently?  Take a look at our termly report from October to December2016 to find out in more detail!RYS Youth Voice Termly Report Autumn […]
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Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet (RBYC) Minutes 05/01/17

Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, run by Rochdale Youth Service, meet fortnightly and is chaired by the Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for the Borough of Rochdale.  They discuss issues young people face across the borough and take action to improve the lives of young people and make sure their voices are being heard.  Please […]
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Cared for Children Survey

The 'Listen Up' group is the Children in Care Council for the Borough of Rochdale.  They meet fortnightly to discuss issues and work together with the Corporate Parenting Board (CPB) to make changes and improvements to the care system in Rochdale borough.  As part of this, Listen Up feels it is important to get the views of other cared for […]
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The 6 Candidates for the Rochdale MYP Elections are...

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Rochdale MYP Debates in the House of Commons

On Friday 11th November Tabitha Rusden, the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the Borough of Rochdale, joined 275 other elected MYPs from across the UK to debate on the top issues recently voted by nearly 1 million young people in the national Make Your Mark consultation.  MYPs sat together with others from their region and […]
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Outcomes of the Rochdale Question Time Event!

In the national Make Your Mark consultation 5570 young people from across the Rochdale Borough voted which issues were affecting them the most.  The local results are slightly different to the national results and the top 3 issues voted in Rochdale are: Transport - make public transport cheaper, better and accessible for all. Tackling racist […]
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Make Your Mark

Make your mark is a national campaign that all young people participate in. It is a a 10 issue ballot paper that young people tick one to be an important issue. The top 3 are then debated on in house of commons between MYP'S and then made to be a national campaign. It gets all […]
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RBYC Minutes 27th Oct 16

AGENDA ITEM Item ACTION 1 Welcome   1.1 All members welcomed and AM mentioned few apologies sent. None 2 Updates   2.1 Iqra – busy with uni work and the steering group for YoFo. Recently wrote a blog for Public Health England to be published soon. Ran a workshop on racism and discrimination in the […]
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Make Your Mark - Results!!!

A record 5570 young people from across Rochdale borough aged 11 - 19 voted in the national Make Your Mark consultation this year through schools, colleges and youth groups, that's over 25% of our youth population!  The top 3 issues voted for across the borough are: Transport Tacking racist and religious discrimination Raising awareness of sexual […]
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Rochdale Youth Voice Update

Want to know more about what the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale, Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet, Children's Council and Children in Care Council have been up to recently?  Take a look at our termly report from July to September 2016 to find out in more detail!  rys-youth-voice-termly-report-summer16
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Rochdale Borough Children's Council

Rochdale Borough Children's Council (RBCC) are working to make life better for children across the borough, whilst also having some great fun!  The Children's Champion and Deputy have some exciting events coming up including the opening of the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, the switching on of the Christmas lights with the MYP, speaking at […]
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Elections for the next Member of UK Youth Parliament for Rochdale Borough

Young people between the ages of 11 and 17 have now applied to be the next Member of UK Youth Parliament (MYP) for the Borough of Rochdale.  All those who have applied will be attending an interview on Thursday 8th December, where they will be observed by young people to see how good they are at […]
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Youth Voice Structure

All the information about what these groups are involved in, how the have their voices heard and when they take place is listed below.  If you are interested in being involved in any of these, please feel free to contact Angela McCormack on 07527 385 759 or angela.mccormack@rochdale.gov.uk Youth Forums and School Councils: The Township Area and […]
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No Smoking Campaign Poster Competition

  The former Rochdale Borough children's Champion, Zara Shah, was keen to campaign to stop adults smoking around children.  Zara met with Rochdale' Smoking Cessation Team and discussed how they could work together to tackle this issue of passive smoking.  They agreed to do a 'no smoking poster competition' and every primary school across the […]
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Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA)

During the summer holidays, members of RBYC attended the Greater Manchester Youth Assembly (GMYA) meeting with young people from across all areas of Greater Manchester - Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Wigan, Bolton, Salford, Tameside, Trafford, Manchester and Stockport..  They get together to work on a larger scale to tackle issues affecting all local authorities such as transport, health and education.  […]
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MAKE YOUR MARK - VOTE NOW!!!

Make Your Mark is a national consultation  which all young people can participate in.  The ballot paper shows 10 issues which affect young people across the UK and young people tick which is the most important issue to them.  The top 5 voted issues are then debated on in House of Commons between MYPs from across the UK on Friday […]
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British Youth Council Annual Sitting

Tabitha Rusden, the Rochdale Borough MYP, attended the Annual Sitting with MYPs from across the UK from 22nd - 24th July at York University.  Tabitha was representing all young people from the Rochdale Borough and attended workshops to learn new skills about how to campaign and make life better for young people locally, regionally and […]
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Newly Elected Childrens Champion

A big welcome on board to our newly elected Children's Champion and Deputy.  Hannah Nazir has been voted in as our new Children's Champion by children in primary schools across Rochdale Borough and Madeline Bamford as the Deputy. They were elected with 7,618 votes.  Hannah was elected with her 3 manifesto points which were: more […]
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