Buckinghamshire-based young people’s charity Action4Youth is set to host its annual conference for those working in charity and education with a particular focus on children.

They will be hosting the conference on 12 November at The Gateway in Aylesbury. As part of the conference, they will focus on the important issues affecting young people today.

Issues being discussed include childhood obesity, gender complexity and other challenges and opportunities for young people now and in the future along with discussions and workshops on governance, volunteering and the ever prevalent matter of funding for the charity and youth sector.

Guest speakers will include Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and Action4Youth Patron, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Sarah Rose, Senior Children & Young People Programmes Manager from Britain’s LGBT equality charity, Stonewall, and Officer for Health Promotion at RCPCH Global Child Health service, Dr Max Davie.

The conference will close with a panel session about the current funding climate and the changing priorities for funding bodies, with contributions from Milton Keynes Community Foundation’s Ian Revell, Sarah Frayne from the National Lottery Community Fund, Ellie Stout from The Rothchild Foundation and George Anson of The Anson Charitable Trust.

Jenifer Cameron, CEO of Action4Youth explains, “We have some of the most experienced and influential experts in their sectors speaking at our 2019 conference and look forward to some interesting and engaging conversations about some of the biggest issues that impact on the young people in our society today.

“Following our 2018 conference, which focused on the mental health of young people, we hope to dig deeper into the causes and effects of mental ill health, linking into the impact of some of the topics on this years’ agenda.”

The conference is free to attend but places are limited and the event is usually oversubscribed so an early booking is recommended.

For information about Action4Youth and to book your place on the 2019 conference, go to action4youth.org, call 0300 003 2334 or email [email protected]