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.

Relationships and Sex Education Inquiry

Young members' feedback document

Department for Education
February 2018

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.

Internet Safety Inquiry

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
December 2017

We use our research on girls' experiences to offer recommendations on how to tackle online harassment and abuse.

Inquiry on Body Image

Youth Select Committee
June 2017

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.

Inquiry on Sex Discrimination Law Review - Violence Against Women and Girls

Fawcett Society  
May 2017

We outline our research on sexual harassment at school, street harassment, online abuse, the impact of pornography, and girls' experiences and awareness of abuse.

Inquiry on Sex Discrimination Law Review - Employment, pay and pensions 

Fawcett Society 
March 2017 

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.

Inquiry into children and young people's mental health and the role of education

Health Select Committee
January 2017

The Committee wanted evidence about how children and young people's mental health can be supported in school.

Consultation on the sexual portrayal of under 18s in advertising

Committee of Advertising Practice and Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice
January 2017

The committees that write UK advertising codes wanted feedback on their proposal to prevent the sexualisation of under 18s in advertising.