A series of youth voice podcasts that were published as part of the Act for Change Together Festival in July 2021 is now available to listen to on our website.

The eight podcasts cover a wide range of social issues that young people face today, especially those from underrepresented backgrounds. Topics include Stop and Search practice, Being a Young Refugee, Being Trans and Confronting Bullying on Social Media.

Each topic is covered by a different youth activism organisation from across the UK, from groups as varied as Newport Mind, the Kent Refugee Action Network and Voice of Young People in Care. High profile guests that join the discussion include ex Lord Mayor of Sheffield and MEP Magid Magid, Trans activist Charlie Craggs and Mayor of Folkestone Cllr. Michelle Keutenius.

The festival was the culmination of the Act for Change Together project, an initiative by the Act for Change Fund which brought together young activists from 32 organisations from across the UK. The Fund approached us to co-produce the project, with our Associate Molly Scarborough leading activities on behalf of TADC, supported by our Women Leaders South West Associate, Zahra Hoccom.

All youth voice podcasts are available on the Resources page or directly from the links below:

How to Engage People who Disagree with you (in 2 parts; by Irise, with guest Magid Magid)
Being Trans (by Comics Youth, with guest Charlie Craggs)
Being a Young Refugee (by Kent Refugee Action Network, with guest Cllr. Michelle Keutenius)
Mental Health Provision in Education (by Newport Mind)
More than a Statistic: Young People in Care (by Voice of Young People in Care)
#FacebookHasNoStandards Campaign against cyber bullying (by Coventry Youth Activists)
Stop and Search Discussion (by The Warren Youth Project, with guest Detective Superintendent Simon Gawthorpe)

To find out more about the project, visit our Act For Change Together project page.