Sheffield youngadvisors presentation for confed of heads of ys

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Sheffield youngadvisors presentation for confed of heads of ys

  1. 1. Sheffield Young Advisors
  2. 2. Who are we?• A group of 21 trained young people aged between 16 and 19 years old• We all come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of Sheffield, and have varied life experiences.
  3. 3. Who are we?• We are employed, co- ordinated and supported by Sheffield Futures• All young advisors hold the national Young Advisor qualification• This is an accredited award gained through training from the national young advisor charity
  4. 4. Our Training• Some of the things we have been trained on includeYoung People’s Problem Presentation Strengths and needs and Solving Skills Weaknesses issues Community / Planning & Communication LeadershipOrganisational Evaluating Skills Skills Links Self – Community Teamwork Youth Assessment Mapping ProofingSWOT analysis Action Marketing Team Dynamics Walk Skills And Shared Functions
  5. 5. What we do?• We help organisations ‘youth proof’ their services, policies and strategies• We speak out for young people, making sure their thoughts and feelings are considered in decisions that affect them• We help organisations understand how to attract and maintain the interests of young people• We actively engage directly with other young people to get them involved in improving their services in the city
  6. 6. Some of the work we have done• Worked with numerous young people’s services and organisations to improve provision in the city…• Sexual health services• Future Shape of Education – Young Peoples Priorities / Roma Slovak YP’s barriers to education• Took part in building reviews / evaluating summer provision• Various consultations e.g. surveys, dragons den activities
  7. 7. Currently working on…• 0-19 safety (South Yorkshire Police) – looking at YP’s concerns re crime and keeping safe• UTC (University Technical College)• Safeguarding board – Test purchasing / education re illegal tattooing etc• Roma Slovak young peoples barriers to education• Parsons Cross – learning zone review• Staff Interviews
  8. 8. We have also…• Met with the Department of Communities and Local Government / various ministers to discuss future youth policy & discuss our ‘non’ riots in Sheffield
  9. 9. Our Awards• December 2010 – the prestigious NYCVS Young Partner Award• July 2011 – won the SCC Special Recognition Award for “a team who have gone above and beyond to support children and young people in Sheffield”
  10. 10. The YA Awards - 2012• Best Lead• Special Recognition Young Advisor of the Year• Best Project with Lasting Impact
  11. 11. Thank You For Listening

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