On the 17th June, Youth Employment UK and the APPG for Youth Employment invited MPs to attend a drop-in session in parliament to understand how they can support young people and youth employment in their constituency.
The #YouthFriendlyMP campaign provides an excellent platform to recognise those MPs who support young people and to also help MPs understand what else they can do in their local area.
Each MP that attended was invited to sign the Youth Friendly MP Charter (an adaptation of the Youth Friendly Employer Charter) and receive a support pack detailing a range of activities they could undertake to meet the criteria within the Charter. MPs were given a copy of the Youth Voice Census, and supporting resources from Youth Employment UK partners such as The Careers & Enterprise Company, National Citizen Service and Pearson. MPs also got to meet with Youth Employment UK Ambassadors and talk about their work.
Youth Employment UK will be working closely with MPs that committed to the Charter to provide advice and guidance to them across the next 12 months.
Supporting Ministers and MPs
David Amess, Ian Austin, Adrian Bailey, Ben Bradley, Jack Brereton, Fiona Bruce,Bambos Charalambous, Alex Cunningham, Mims Davies, Lisa Forbes, Kevin Foster, Roger Gale, Preet Gill, Andrew Gwynne, Rebecca Harris, Kevin Hollinrake, Nigel Huddleston, Afzal Khan, Lesley Laird, Ian Liddell-Grainger, Rachel Maclean, Rachael Maskell, David Morris, Caroline Nokes, Ian Paisley Jnr, Christopher Pincher, Luke Pollard, Mary Robinson, Paul Scully, Virendra Sharma, Paula Sherriff, Cat Smith,Eleanor Smith, Nick Smith, Michael Tomlinson, Robin Walker, Rosie Winterton