Youth Work Act 2001
Voluntary Youth Councils.
21.—(1) There shall be for each F18 [ education and training board area ] a Voluntary Youth Council elected in accordance with section 22 to advise F18 [ the education and training board ] for that area on the preparation or implementation of any matter specified in a Development Plan prepared by F18 [ the education and training board ].
(2) A Voluntary Youth Council, in addition to the function conferred on it by subsection (1)—
( a) shall be a forum for the voluntary youth work organisations operating in the F19 [ education and training board area ] to discuss the provision of youth work programmes and youth work services in the area, and
( b) shall nominate persons for appointment to a youth work committee for the purposes of section 20(2)(c) .
(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsections (1) and (2)(a), a Voluntary Youth Council shall, in providing advice and in its role as a forum, have regard to—
( a) the treatment of male and female young persons, respectively, in relation to access to youth work, and
( b) the numbers of male and female young persons, respectively, who are likely to participate in youth work programmes and youth work services.