I am the Regional Youth Participation Worker with the NEET Youth Forum (NYF) with over 12 years’ experience in youth work. I am Responsible for facilitating and developing a network of Northern Ireland wide youth hubs and a core representative group of the NEET Youth Forum. The NEET Youth Forum supports young people who are in Need of Education, Employment and Training (NEET) to develop skills, understanding, and confidence to engage with government and decision makers with the aim of ensuring that young people are at the center of policy and programme design for young people.