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Youth Voice Data Platform

The young people’s participation in decision making survey is a UK-wide survey, aiming to better understand how organisations support young people to participate in, and influence the decision-making of others. 

About the survey

The survey was undertaken between June and August 2022, as part of our Young People’s Voice, Influence and Power project. It was collaboratively funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, BBC Children in Need and The National Lottery Community Fund, aiming to generate better insight into the scale of youth voice practice in the UK. You can find out more about the project here. 

About the data

The survey collected data from 269 organisations from across the UK who work with young people. The survey asked respondents questions about how they support young people to participate in decision-making outside of their own organisations, including: 

  • The groups of young people they work with; 

  • The types of activities young people engage in to enable them to participate in decision-making; and 

  • The resources and support organisations have available for this work.

When you are exploring the data, please remember: 

  • Where we refer to participation or participation practice, we mean participation in decision-making or organisational practice to support this; 

  • Where graphs have the option to be filtered to only view the top 5 or 10 responses, these are the top 5 or 10 for the whole data set as opposed per category you are viewing; and 

  • Where data can be filtered by geographical area, this data is not necessarily representative of trends in this area due to the relatively small size of the data set. 


You can read the full report on the 2022 young people’s participation in decision-making survey here.


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Share your feedback

We’re excited for the potential of what this survey can tell us as the body of data grows. If you find the data useful in your day-to-day work, or have any ideas on how to improve the platform, we’d love to hear it. Please get in touch with Jo ( 

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