Leeds Workshop 2 George Simpson2

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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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Leeds Workshop 2 George Simpson2

  1. 1. Aiming High for Young People – A Ten Year Strategy for Positive Activities A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  2. 2. <ul><li>Approach of the work to date: </li></ul><ul><li>A ten year strategy? </li></ul><ul><li>Needs and Rights of young people -1993/97 </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to young people research -1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to young people conferences -1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Building? </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of isolated good practice - Ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming ‘more’ Strategic? </li></ul><ul><li>Initially outside Rotherham - 2002/2003/Ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Development of Children and Young People’s Services </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  3. 3. <ul><li>Approach of the work to date: </li></ul><ul><li>Children and Young People’s Services </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions paper </li></ul><ul><li>Turning rhetoric into practice </li></ul><ul><li>Voice and Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building together </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice together </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming ‘more’ Strategic </li></ul><ul><li>Children and Young People’s Services </li></ul><ul><li>Local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Local Strategic Partnership </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  4. 4. <ul><li>Approach of the work to date: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding voice and influence </li></ul><ul><li>More than consultation </li></ul><ul><li>More than involvement </li></ul><ul><li>More than participation </li></ul><ul><li>Young people (and children) driving the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Visioning Exercise / Needs Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Hear By Right / Voice and Influence Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Children and Young People Friendly Standards </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  5. 5. <ul><li>Identification of the Challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Voice and Influence as a way of working </li></ul><ul><li>(framework and process) </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing an effective culture </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring appropriate practice </li></ul><ul><li>Links with other activity </li></ul><ul><li>Range of activity </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of range and depth of involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Resourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Timescales </li></ul><ul><li>Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Financial contribution to staffing and activity </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  6. 6. <ul><li>Identification of the challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Ticking the box syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Adults not being genuine </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t apply to me </li></ul><ul><li>Adult norms </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Powerful people’ </li></ul><ul><li>Impact and outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Whose agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Trusting young people </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  7. 7. <ul><li>Critical success factors within the ten year strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Why voice and influence? </li></ul><ul><li>A way of working that requires a change of power relationship with young people based on their entitlement to influence decisions that impact on their lives </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of the Issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Every Child Matters Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Whose voice? </li></ul><ul><li>Age, personal identity, life issues </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes and labels </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  8. 8. <ul><li>Critical success factors within the ten year strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing the process </li></ul><ul><li>A working contract </li></ul><ul><li>What children and young people said </li></ul><ul><li>Summary of the issues </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment and action taken </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding back/reviewing action with children and young people </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  9. 9. <ul><li>Critical success factors within the ten year strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing clear evidence of outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Service Design </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioning of services </li></ul><ul><li>Service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment, appraisal and training </li></ul><ul><li>Young People Friendly Services </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham
  10. 10. <ul><li>Critical success factors within in the ten year strategy: </li></ul><ul><li>Make it real </li></ul><ul><li>“ How long will it take?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How long will it last?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do you mean it?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Will you do it?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you’re going to do it, do it right” </li></ul><ul><li>Trust us </li></ul><ul><li>“ We know when you are genuine!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ We can do it!” </li></ul>A Vision for Empowerment – Giving Real Voice and Real Influence to Young People in Rotherham

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