The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People has been working closely with the newly appointed 2019 Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
For the 2019 YAC, more than 1,000 applications from passionate children and young people from all over NSW were received. The task of shortlisting 150 young people to attend the YAC recruitment day was incredibly difficult given the quality of applications. From this, twelve members were selected.
See the video below which introduces the 2019 Youth Advisory Council.
The NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC) plays an important role in advising the NSW Government on issues that are relevant to young people across the state. Membership of the YAC is open to all children and young people between 12 and 24 years of age residing in NSW. Applications are sought from diverse locations, backgrounds and life experiences.
The 12 member YAC provides a direct avenue of communication between young people and the NSW Government. The YAC meets regularly throughout the year to provide advice to the relevant Minister, the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People and the NSW Government on issues, policies and laws that affect children and young people in NSW.
For an overview of the work and activities of the 2019 YAC, please use the link to view the their Annual Report.