"I am Shaniqua Parchment, an advocate for youth and change. I am a member of the Mayor of London’s peer outreach team. As a member I work hard to ensure the voices of young people from hard to reach backgrounds are heard and involved in policy changes being made by the mayor. I am passionate about the welfare of young people. I am involved in many advisory groups that want to improve the welfare of young people. One of my most recent projects is the ChildFair State project: we are a group of young people across England who are using our background, experience and opinions to redesign the current welfare state so that we can design a better future for young people."