Aiming High for  Young People’s Participation Lyn Green, Acting Team Leader Participation, Information and Advice Team Glo...
<ul><li>Participation of young people runs through the 3 themes of the Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Participation is the  ...
Aiming High – Priorities for young people’s participation <ul><li>‘  Young people should be supported to take the lead in ...
A Gloucestershire Perspective
Young people’ participation in the Community <ul><li>Local Projects, Neighbourhoods and Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Dist...
Participation of ‘disadvantaged and marginalised groups’ <ul><ul><li>Looked After Young people (YPLAN) </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Good Practice <ul><li>Young people influencing specific services </li></ul><ul><li>Young people’s participation in design ...
Young people in rural areas – a forgotten ‘disadvantage’ ? <ul><li>Major issue for young people in Gloucestershire / South...
Challenges ? <ul><li>Supporting young people’s participation from ‘disadvantaged and marginalised’ groups </li></ul><ul><l...
Challenges ? <ul><li>Joined – up participation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of young people’s participation </li></ul>
Questions ?
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Exeter Workshop 2 Lyn Green

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A presentation given at one of the National Youth Agency's regional events on the Governments new ten yearyouth strategy, called "Aiming High".



For more information visit www.nya.org.uk/tenyearstrategy

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  1. 1. Aiming High for Young People’s Participation Lyn Green, Acting Team Leader Participation, Information and Advice Team Gloucestershire Youth Service
  2. 2. <ul><li>Participation of young people runs through the 3 themes of the Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Participation is the active involvement of young people leading to genuine changes in services provided for them’ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aiming High – Priorities for young people’s participation <ul><li>‘ Young people should be supported to take the lead in making decisions on the activities and services in their community leading to identifiable change.’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Specific increase in the participation of disadvantaged and marginalised young people.’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Gloucestershire Perspective
  5. 5. Young people’ participation in the Community <ul><li>Local Projects, Neighbourhoods and Communities </li></ul><ul><li>District councils / local forums / MYP’s – HBR Standards and Leisure facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Police Participation work / forum groups </li></ul><ul><li>YOF / YCF – District Panels and County Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Gloucestershire Youth Offer Development </li></ul>
  6. 6. Participation of ‘disadvantaged and marginalised groups’ <ul><ul><li>Looked After Young people (YPLAN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ProudStart! (LGBT Project) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gloucestershire Young Carers Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black Young People’s Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation of young people with disabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gloucestershire Grapevine (Information, Advice and Support) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Good Practice <ul><li>Young people influencing specific services </li></ul><ul><li>Young people’s participation in design and delivery, and evaluation of specific services, local projects and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for young people to participate at different levels </li></ul>
  8. 8. Young people in rural areas – a forgotten ‘disadvantage’ ? <ul><li>Major issue for young people in Gloucestershire / South West </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Rurality’ disadvantages young people </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on all young people’s participation, and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Major transport issues for young people </li></ul><ul><li>Resource / cost implications </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenges ? <ul><li>Supporting young people’s participation from ‘disadvantaged and marginalised’ groups </li></ul><ul><li>Participation of young people who feel disempowered and disengaged </li></ul><ul><li>Overcoming rural / transport issues </li></ul><ul><li>Costs / resources </li></ul><ul><li>Time, commitment and preparation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Challenges ? <ul><li>Joined – up participation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability of young people’s participation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions ?
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