for FUTURE generations
We want young people to be able to express their views, experiences and ideas about the world we live in not just locally but nationally and globally. We have researched current petitions and surveys for you to have your say on what is important to you...
Local Town & Environment:
Have your say on the future of South Essex
Give feedback on Southend Borough Council recycling services
Equality & Justice:
Review the use of force against BAME people by the police
Implement recommendations from previous reports into racial inequality in the UK
Create an Official Racial Offenders Register/Scheme
Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums
Require all police officers to take Anti-Racism education
Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.
Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
Making the UK education curriculum more inclusive of BAME history
Equality & Justice Continued...
Create an independent investigatory commission to help protect ethnic minorities
Pay Slavery Reparations to all Caribbean & African Descendants
Make Anti-Racism training mandatory in all UK workplaces
Introduce Gender and Race equity for GCSE English Literature set texts
Mandate regular anti-racist training for all teachers
Health & Wellbeing:
Campaign to change attitudes to body image and help us put health above appearance:
Require universities to educate staff and students on unconscious bias
Increase pay for NHS healthcare workers and recognise their work https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300073
Give non-British citizens who are NHS workers automatic citizenship https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/305129
Cancel HS2 and use the money for the NHS and local economies, post Covid-19. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/311642
Incentivise NHS staff during the COVID19 outbreak by making wages untaxable https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304595
Reduce student debt for student nurses and midwives https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300079
"I am delighted that SYMCA has been awarded this funding, Its a really exciting time for the Youth Board who have been involved in the consultation and planning process of FYV for the past 6 months.
Originally the project was entitled Our Voice Our Passions Our Future, but as the project has evolved we decided the name was a bit too long, so we have chosen to call the project Find Your Voice - FYV (pronounced 5) however young peoples voices, passions and futures are still very much at the heart of everything we do!"
-Rachel Roach, Chair of Youth Board
Meet The FYV Team
Click below to view their 1 minute bios!