NCVYS is involved in a number of high profile campaigns to support collaborative approaches in the sector.
Votes at 16
NCVYS supports our member the British Youth Council in their campaign to lower the voting age to 16. Over 1.5 million 16 and 17 year olds are denied the vote in the United Kingdom. For years there has been a consistent demand from young people for Votes at 16, and a clear case for change. That case is now overwhelming.
Look, Smile, Chat
NCVYS supports our member the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) in their Look, Smile, Chat campaign. It aims to reduce the social isolation experienced by some deaf teenagers by putting hearing teenagers in the shoes of their deaf classmates and giving them simple steps to make communicating easy. Deaf children and young from the NDCS's Youth Advisory Board told them that deaf awareness was their top priority and wanted NDCS to take action. Free resources, including short films, lesson plans and posters have been created to help spread the simple steps that can make a big difference to the lives of deaf teenagers.
Transition to Adulthood
The Transition to Adulthood (T2A Alliance) evidences and promotes effective approaches for young adults throughout the criminal justice process. T2A is a coalition of 12 of the leading criminal justice, health and youth organisations, convened by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.
End Child Poverty
End Child Poverty aims to ensure that Government meets its promise to halve child poverty by 2010 and eridicate it by 2020. Over 150 children’s charities, child welfare organisations, social justice groups, faith groups, trade unions and others are working together as the Campaign to End Child Poverty to ensure that the unacceptably high levels of child poverty in the UK are reduced.
Big Lottery Refund
Big Lottery Refund calls for the government to return to the Big Lottery Fund the £425 million it took to pay for the 2012 Olympics. It says that the £425m would have:
- funded at least 10,000 charities
- enabled the formation of approximately 1300 new charities
- enabled approximately 4000 charities to continue operating
- helped over 8 million people
The JustRights Coalition wants to see a system of justice which gives all children and young people ready access to high quality independent legal advice and representation whenever they may need it in the course of their lives.
Energy Bill Revolution
The Energy Bill Revolution says that we are facing an energy bill crisis, with millions of people struggling to heat their homes. 1 in 5 households in the UK are now in fuel poverty, meaning they need to spend more than 10% of their income on keeping their homes warm. The problem is likely to get worse, with 1 in 3 households projected to be in fuel poverty by 2016.