Engaging young people in local democracy

Client: LGA

Local Government Analysis and Research (LGAR) commissioned a qualitative study of good practice at the local authority level in engaging children and young people in local democracy. The research took place in the two months leading up to Local Democracy Week 2006 (16th-20th October 2006).

About the study

The research was carried out in collaboration with the National Youth Agency and involved visits to five case study local authorities where interviews were undertaken with councillors, managers and strategists, youth practitioners and young people. The findings from these case studies have, alongside a range of other existing evidence, been analysed to provide eight key considerations for those involved in engaging young people in local democracy.

Purpose and aims

Research questions

The research included questions on:

Timescale: August 2006 - May 2007

NFER Project Code: LDW