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Increased opportunities and participation of
vulnerable/unrepresented young people across Devon in the development and delivery of Children's Trust

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  • 1. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Increased opportunities and participation of vulnerable/unrepresented young people across Devon in the development and delivery of Children's Trust My Role
  • 2. The challenge within my role has been how to reach young people across a large geographical and demographical area. Soon after I joined Devon County Council I was challenged by my target audience to meet them in their space ‘on line’ – Facebook and Bebo. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Devon has 64,000 young people aged 11-21 yrs old. Only 1 of me!
  • 3. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
  • 4. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
    • Identify and remove organisational barriers to social networking platforms.
    • Identify best practice usage of ‘ on-line social networks ’ regarding youth engagement.
    • Young people to be consulted and able to participate in decisions related to development and delivery of
    • Children’s Trust i.e. eParticipation
  • 5.
    • Consult with young people at Annual Youth festival
    • July 2008
    • Establish risk assessment policy for use by staff and young people for on-line social networking.
    • Promoting information and links to enable safe internet use for young people
    • Create page on BEBO & Facebook for Youth Participation Team
    Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation Objectives
  • 6. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
  • 7. Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
  • 8. "I was well up for just setting up a facebook group, but today I realised the need to think about the bigger picture and consider the possible risk(s).” Young person Digital Youth Outreach & eParticipation
    • Digital foot print
    • Self Identity on SNS profiles
    • Personal Boundaries
    • Code of conduct
    Training for young people “ Really useful to think about the risks but also the solutions – solve it!” Young person.
  • 9. Participation & Democracy Development Team Young People Local Group meetings Exchange of information Social Network Profile Exchange of information Reports Minutes Blogs Children in Care page UKYP - page Information/ resource page Local Group meetings Photos/videos Website Exchange of information
    • Practice contextualised in local Policy:
    • Devon Children & Young Peoples Plan 2009-2011
    • Hear By Right
    • Real People, Real Power
    Participation & Democracy Team Consultations / Sessions
  • 10.
    • Objectives for eParticipation 2009
    • Young People - Devon County Council
    • Implementation of SNS policy/guidelines for practitioners & young people
    • Information exchange between young people & decision makers through eParticipation applications
    • Increased transparency and accountability between decision makers and young people in Devon.
    • Quality accredited induction training (OCN) for young people/practitioners
    • Publication of resource manual for practitioners
    Participation & Democracy Development Team
  • 11. Thank You! More information available on my web page www.katiebacon.co.uk