Barking and Dagenham Youth Forum

Barking and Dagenham Youth Forum (BADYF) was set up in 2001 by young people to have a say in issues affecting their lives and communities.

Today, the forum, comprising of 13 to 19 year olds elected by peers in schools and youth groups, continues to have a say and influence on policy makers.

Some of the issues we care about:

  • crime
  • health
  • education
  • building a positive image of young people
  • what to do and where to go

How to get involved

To be part of BADYF you must live, work or be in education or training in Barking and Dagenham.

Elections are held every January in all Barking and Dagenham secondary schools and Trinity School. Ask your teachers about the BADYF elections in your school.

If you don’t go to a school or youth group in Barking and Dagenham, or if there is an issue you want the forum to investigate, get in touch.

Elections 2018

If you have nominated yourself in your school, it is a really good idea to write a manifesto that you can display in school. The manifesto lets people know why they should vote for you and there are some useful tips of how to write a good manifesto.

If you need any help to write your manifesto, get in touch.

Contact us

Sally Allen-Clarke
The Vibe, 195-211 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2UT

07971 111 532