Youth Democracy

We are proud to have opportunities for young people to get involved in both local and national decision making in Dumfries and Galloway.

Our Council's Youth Participation and Engagement strategy, 2018-2021, lays out the ways in which young people can get involved in decision making across the region.

The Regional Youth Council is supported by Dumfries & Galloway Council's Youth Work Team.

The Regional Youth Council works alongside existing groups providing targeted support for young people with minority identities, for example our Care Experienced Youth Councillor links in with the Champions Board Project to make sure they are speaking up for young people with experiences of care. This is the same for our Youth Councillors who represent Young Parents, Young People with ASN and Disabilities, Ethnic Minority Youth, Gypsy Traveller Youth, Young Carers and LGBT Youth.

 To find out more information about the  Youth Council see our meeting dates, agendas and meeting notes.

Contact us

To find out more about other youth democracy opportunities in your area contact the Youth Council on:


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The Regional Youth Council was elected on April 1 2019 and includes space for a total of 35 representatives.
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Find out who your local Youth Councillor is.
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The Scottish Youth Parliament is the national youth led organisation with democratically elected members.
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You can get involved by contacting us or your Representatives directly.
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The Youth Council have been meeting monthly since August 2019.