Our policy consultation responses
We give girls a platform to tell decision makers about the issues that matter to them
Our recent responses to consultations
To make sure girls' voices are heard, we regularly respond to government and decision makers' calls for evidence on key issues. We use testimonies and evidence from our research reports, including our annual Girls' Attitudes Survey, and feedback from our Advocates and British Youth Council members in our responses.
Here you can see a selection of our recent responses. To see the full list visit the archive page.
Department for Education
Following the government’s decision to make relationships and sex education compulsory in England, we used feedback from young members to tell the government what girls want to see in these lessons so all young people can make informed decisions and stay safe.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
We use our research on girls' experiences to offer recommendations on how to tackle online harassment and abuse.
Youth Select Committee
In our response, we outline our research on the causes, scale and impact of girls' body image anxiety and include many quotes and testimonies from youth panel members.
We outline our research on sexual harassment at school, street harassment, online abuse, the impact of pornography, and girls' experiences and awareness of abuse.
We highlight the importance of retaining EU provisions that protect young people and of including their voices in the decisions that will be made around Brexit.
Health Select Committee
The Committee wanted evidence about how children and young people's mental health can be supported in school.
Committee of Advertising Practice and Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice
The committees that write UK advertising codes wanted feedback on their proposal to prevent the sexualisation of under 18s in advertising.