Get involved

Find out how you can engage with government directly, and take part locally, nationally or internationally.

Engage with government

Respond to consultations

You can give your views on new or changing government policies by responding to consultations. Government departments take these responses into consideration before making decisions.

Open consultations
Closed consultations in the past 12 months

Start a petition

You can to influence government and Parliament. If the petition gets at least 100,000 online signatures, it will be considered for debate in the House of Commons.

Follow a blog or social media channel

curly lace wigsFor an instant way to interact with government departments, try their social media streams. These are listed under 'Follow us' on the department's home page. As well as access to blogs, audio, video and more, you can comment, debate and rate.

See all government departments

Some active government blogs include:

National Citizen Service

NCS is for 16 and 17 year olds. Take part in social action projects and build skills for work and life.

Start a public service mutual

curly lace wigsIf you work in the public sector, you may be able to set up a public service mutual.

Set up a new school

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