We stick to three engagement principles

They make sure everything we do is a genuine two-way conversation, rather than box ticking or tokenism. 

Our Hivers, and the thousands of young people they engage with, are both the leaders and the final decision makers in every step of this process. If it doesn’t feel right for them, we don’t do it.

We only create two-way conversations between young people and government about the things they can actually impact in some way. If something is already decided or set in stone, we don’t ask young people to engage with it.

This is a two-way conversation, so it’s vital that decision-makers come back to young people and tell them what impact their voices have had. No matter how big or small that impact is, it’s vital young people see concrete proof that they’ve been listened to.