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  • 1 Hbr Presentation 2006nya

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

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