Birmingham City Council has announced its first ever Youth Champion to make sure young people in the city have their voices heard.
The councillor taking up the role will be named shortly, with their responsibilities being to listen to and engage with young people on a wide range of issues.
Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture, said: “Birmingham is one of the youngest cities in Europe. We know we need to be better at listening to what young people need and want, which is why I’m absolutely delighted to announce that the council has decided to select a Youth Champion.
“This person will work with me to make sure that we really do listen to what young people have to say – not just about the future of the council, but their city too.
“I look forward to being able to announce the name of the person taking up this extremely important role very soon.”
The Youth Champion is the latest role of its kind to be introduced by the council, following the Victims’ Champion, Mental Health Champion and Heritage Champion.