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Where are the youth charity trustees?

Where are the youth charity trustees?

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The 13th to the 17th November is Trustees’ week and whilst it’s a time for celebration and promotion of the work of charity trustees, research has also highlighted the low level of representation of young people on trustee boards. The Charity Commission’s report based on a review of all charities on its register as of February 2017 shows that less than one percent of charity trustees are young people, these 170 young trustees are defined as those aged 16 to 24 years old is a tiny amount of the 154,309 total charity trustees. There are calls for more charities to engage with young people who can provide a valuable contribution to their boards and can often represent a young persons and users perspective for charities were young people and youth issues are the focus. A spokesperso