Hear by Right - Young People's Participation 2008
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Hear by Right is a standards framework for organisational change to embed the involvement of young people in decision making.

Hear by Right is a standards framework for organisational change to embed the involvement of young people in decision making.

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  • (NB for speaker: this presentation of sixteen slides is designed to last about fourteen minutes. The script will benefit from you adding local colour and relevance. To personalise the presentation, either make changes on the CD (you can’t save these) or down load this from the CD onto a computer hard drive and work on it from there. Additional slides on shared values and benefits of participation are available from slide 17. Notes to the speaker are given in bold italics throughout.) This presentation introduces Hear by Right and its contribution to ensuring better outcomes for children and young people through their active involvement in issues that affect them that is safe, sound and effective. The Government’s Every Child Matters and related Statutory Guidance and Children Act 2004 all point the way to more joined up assessment of need, commissioning and inspection of services, with children and young people’s participation seen as central to many of these developments, including across Children and Young People’s Trusts and strategic partnerships. “ The DfCS is committed to embedding participation of children and young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of services that affect them at a national, regional and local level. Hear by Right offers an excellent set of standards and a highly practical handbook which will enable organisations to embrace participation as part of their everyday work.” Tom Jeffery, Director General – Children and Families, Department for Children, Schools and Families

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Standards
    • Standards are public and measurable promises to reach a level of activity or service.
    • They provide the impetus for developing and evaluating an action plan for change.
    • They are crucial for achieving improvement in an organisation and its services.
  • 3. Standards: based on shared values
    • visible
    • resourced
    • valued
    • accessible
    • safe and sound
    Children and young people’s participation works best when it is:
  • 4. Who benefits?
      • Children and young people
      • The organisation and its partners
      • The wider community
  • 5. Standards Framework
  • 6. Reliable
    • Tried and tested
    • Robust framework
    • Evidence-based
  • 7. Flexible
    • Adaptable
    • 7 standards
    • 7 indicators for each standard
    • 3 levels
    • Self-assessment
  • 8. Standard: Shared Values Evidence (paper, verbal, observation) What do children and young people say about evidence for this standard? What are their priorities? Advanced 1.6 1.7 Established 1.4 1.5 Emerging 1.1 1.2 1.3 Things to ask questions about… Commentary
  • 9. Mapping 1 In place and effective 2 In place but needs improving 3 Currently being established 4 Not in place Shared values: Mapping 2 1.1 Score What do children and young people say? What is your evidence of meeting the indicator? Emerging
  • 10. Planning Priority Who? Resources needed Barriers/ Solutions By when? How involve children & young people? Areas for Improvement Shared values: Planning 1.1
  • 11. Impact of participation “ If people who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of change do not know it is happening – then it probably is not happening.” – Lord Herman Ouseley
  • 12.
    • What’s changed because of children and young people’s participation?
    • Better outcomes
    • Children and young people are:
      • healthy
      • safe
      • enjoying and achieving
      • making a positive contribution and
      • having economic wellbeing
  • 13. What’s changed   Evidence of Evidence from Listening Action Change   Organisation         Children and young people   Others      
  • 14. Hear by Right “with teeth” Emerging Level 2 What’s Changed examples, framed in the Every Child Matters five outcomes 2 stories of participation, building on evidence in the Hear by Right map Minimum of 2 scored for all Emerging indicators. Agreed by children and young people What’s changed for children and young people – what’s better in their lives What’s changing in the organisation – stories of internal change Hear by Right scores
  • 15. Sharing the learning
  • 16. Where to find out more
    • Hear by Right , with CD and briefings £10 from The National Youth Agency. Tel: 0116 242 7427. E-mail: [email_address]
    • Contact the Participation team at The NYA for information, ideas, resources, training and consultancy. Tel: 0116 242 7406. E-mail: participation @nya.org.uk
    • Further information and resources from www.nya.org.uk/hearbyright
  • 17. Shared Values The active involvement of children and young people works best when:
    • Commitment at the top
    • Built in
    • Backed by the right attitudes and skills
    Children and young people’s involvement is a visible commitment that is properly resourced:
  • 18. Shared Values The active involvement of children and young people works best when:
    • Children and young people have equal opportunity to get
    • involved:
    • • A right to participate
    • Respect diversity
    • • Go the extra mile to include
    • Training and support
    • Clear and timely information
  • 19. Shared Values The active involvement of children and young people works best when:
    • Children and young people’s involvement is valued:
    • Honesty and respect
    • Clear and prompt feedback
    • Rewarded and celebrated
  • 20. Shared Values The active involvement of children and young people works best when:
    • Policies and standards for the participation of children and young people are provided, evaluated and improved:
    • Aims and benefits are clear from the start
    • Children and young people evaluate the difference
    • Standards for safe and sound participation
  • 21. Why bother?
    • Five reasons
    • Children and young people’s rights
    • (Article 12 of the UNCRC)
    • Better services
    • Stronger democracy and local communities
    • Benefits to children and young people
    • We have to!
    • Of course, children and young people also have the right not to get involved!
  • 22. Benefits of involving children and young people
    • For children and young people:
    • Improved outcomes for children and young people
    • Skills, confidence and self-esteem
    • Influence organisations
    • Better services
  • 23. Benefits of involving children and young people
    • For the organisation and its partners:
    • Valuable information
    • Fresh perspectives and new ideas
    • Better services and saves money
  • 24. Benefits of involving children and young people
    • For the wider community:
    • More vibrant local democracy
    • Community cohesion
    • Empowering environment
  • 25. Involved in what?
    • Planning and organising
    • Doing and delivering
    • Checking, reviewing and learning
  • 26. To what degree? Increased participation Ladder of Participation (Roger Hart, 1992)