Advocacy

The Youth Sport Trust is working to create a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport. We want to increase levels of physical activity to develop healthier and happier children and young people. Our activity includes engagement with government, politicians, other charities, think tanks and more to develop a policy climate in which more children are empowered to be physically active.

On this page, you will discover how we are working to influence the political agenda and ensure children and young people, and their priorities, are given a voice. You will also find our thoughts on wider activity from across the sector, and our analysis of what it all means.

To learn more about our advocacy work, please contact Steve Clapperton, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, at [email protected].



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15 Feb 2024

Members of Youth Board participate in Children’s Commissioner roundtable

The roundtable on youth sport and physical activity was hosted by the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza

09 Feb 2024

Students urge Shadow Education Secretary to prioritise physical activity

The Sports Leaders at Kepier School set out to Bridget Phillipson their belief that the time for change is now.

06 Feb 2024

How outdoor learning can support children’s physical and emotional wellbeing

The most recent session of the APPG on Education looked at the benefits of outdoor learning.

26 Jan 2024

Introducing our new manifesto for change

The Youth Sport Trust was delighted to launch our manifesto last week ahead of the forthcoming general election, at an event in Parliament.

25 Jan 2024

Meeting Shadow Minister for Sport Stephanie Peacock

Youth Sport Trust CEO Ali Oliver MBE met with Stephanie Peacock MP, Shadow Sports Minster, alongside other members of the National Sector Partners Group.

09 Dec 2023

Creating opportunities for youth voices to be heard

At the Youth Sport Trust, we believe passionately young people and youth voices must be part of conversations about things that impact them – not just seated at the table but empowered to lead.

30 Oct 2023

Youth Sport Trust addresses inquiry into women’s sport

Ali Oliver MBE, Chief Executive of the Youth Sport Trust, recently gave evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s inquiry into Women’s Sport.

13 Sep 2023

National Sector Partners Groups launches ambition to make the UK the most active nation in Europe

The Youth Sport Trust joined other members of the National Sector Partners Group in Parliament to launch a joint ambition to make the UK the most active nation in Europe.