Policy consultation responses archive

See the work we've done to get girls' voices heard through our responses to policy consultations and calls for evidence

We use what girls have told us when responding to consultations and calls for evidence from government departments, parliament, non-governmental organisations, regulators, other charities and third party bodies. 

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. 

This is our archive of all the consultation responses we have given.

2018

Integrated communities strategy

Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government
June 2018

We used details of our youth panels and Girlguiding's broader work to respond to this consultation.

Civil Society Strategy consultation

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
May 2018

We used details of our youth panels, Action for Change project and Girlguiding's broader work to show how valuable charities can be in encouraging young people to participate in social action.

Domestic abuse bill

Home Office and Justice Department
May 2018

We used our research on the unacceptable harassment and abuse that girls and young women face along with feedback from our Safeguarding department to respond to this inquiry.

Impact of social media

Science and Technology Committee 
March 2018

We used our research on girls' experiences online to respond to this inquiry.

Keeping children safe in education inquiry

Department for Education
March 2018

We used our research on the unacceptable harassment and abuse faced by girls and young women to contribute to this inquiry.

Children's content review

Ofcom
February 2018

We used our evidence on sexism and stereoptying in the media to respond.

Youth and human rights

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
February 2018

We used evidence from across a range of areas that girls told us matter to them to contribute our views on the current state of girls' rights.

 

2017

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.

Consultation on the Industrial Strategy

Governement's Industrial Strategy

We emphasise the need to include a greater consideration of issues confronting girls and women within the government's Industrial Strategy, which aims to 'make the economy work for everyone' through actions such as investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research and improving workers' digital skills.

Inquiry into fathers and the workplace

Women and Equalities Select Committee

We highlight the need to tackle the barriers faced by both men and women in the workplace.

2016

Inquiry into Government plans for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 5

Women and Equalities Committee

The Committee wanted evidence on how the Government can implement Goal 5 – which is to achieve gender equality and empower all girls and women by 2030. We submitted evidence based on what girls have told us through the Girls’ Attitudes Survey and Girls Matter campaign.

Evidence on the Digital Economy Bill

House of Commons Public Bill Committee

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee requested evidence as part of their review of the Digital Economy Bill.We submitted evidence from the Girls’ Attitudes Survey to inform the proposal in the Bill around introducing age-verification for online pornography.

Gender stereotyping in adverts

Advertising Standards Authority call for evidence

The Advertising Standards Authority wanted to hear what stakeholders think about gender stereotyping in advertising and the evidence available on the impact of this.

Inquiry: Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools

Women and Equalities Committee

The Women and Equalities Select Committee wanted to discover the scale of sexual harassment and sexual violence in primary and secondary schools in the UK. They wanted to know about the impact it's having and get practical recommendations to reduce the levels of sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Consultation on children and young people's mental health: peer support

Department for Education

This consultation from the Department for Education asked respondents for information on best practice in peer support for children and young people’s mental wellbeing, what was currently available and how provision could be improved.We submitted a response to highlight the important role peer support and education can have and included information about our peer education programme.

Consultation: Keeping children safe in education

Department for Education 

This consultation from the Department for Education asked for feedback on proposed changes to Keeping children safe in education. This is statutory guidance that all schools and colleges in England must consider when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We submitted a response based on the issues girls tell us are important in keeping them safe.