Last week, the results were announced for the Sheffield Youth Cabinet elections. 35 young people aged from 11 to 17 years old and from across Sheffield were elected by their peers. The Sheffield Youth Cabinet is beneficial to Sheffield, as it means that our young people’s voices are not only heard but listened to. It provides a platform for young people to engage in the democratic process, express their views, and contribute to policy making.

The newly elected Sheffield Youth Cabinet (
The Sheffield Youth Cabinet has been involved in a variety of different campaigns aimed at making Sheffield the best place it can be for our young people. I have met some of these amazing youngsters in the past and seen the great work they do. For example, they have set up a Sheffield Youth Police Independent Advisory Group (SYP YPIAG); a group that allows young people to give direct feedback to the police on issues that matter to them.

Another example is the SENDing Voices group for those who are aged 13 to 25 years with a special educational need or disability (SEND). This group amplifies the voices of those who have additional needs and gives them a seat at the table – making things better for all young people with SEND in Sheffield.

These are just some of the issues that the Sheffield Youth Cabinet is involved with. Our young people are all about representing the voice, views, and opinions of their peers in this great city. My ask to the amazing young people in this city who are passionate about an issue and want to be part of the conversation, is to get involved with the Youth Cabinet, as it is a great way to make a difference! You can get in touch with them by emailing

Cllr Maroof Raouf, Green Party, Nether Edge & Sharrow