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Peak Body

A youth affairs peak body is an organisation that has been formed to represent the collective interests of young people and youth service providers to the government and the wider community. 

A youth affairs peak body engages in a number of activities, such as social policy development and analysis, sector development, representation, advocacy, program development, research, consultations, information and resource development, lobbying and information dissemination. By doing so they provide a voice for young people, service providers, and the youth sector as a whole that may not otherwise be heard.

A youth affairs peak strives to improve government outcomes, improve the quality of service delivery, increase democratic participation and improve the quality of life for young people.

Youth workers often need to represent the interests of the young people they work with. It’s important workers have an understanding of advocacy and how they can engage with their peak body to seek better outcomes for young people.

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