Throughout July and August a group of 14 young people from across the city got together to plan and deliver a citywide consultation of children & young people as part of the Children & Young People’s Plan review.
The group wrote and designed a young people friendly survey as well as coming up with a game to make participating in the survey a fun experience. In addition to this, they created graffiti boards each with one key question from each of the 3 priority areas of the consultation.
11 of the group then volunteered their time to carry out the consultation at each of the 5 BREEZE on tour events. This included setting up and running an information stand including games & graffiti boards as well as roaming the festivals with clipboards and supporting young people to complete the survey. By the end of August, the ROAR group consultation has resulted in 569 children & young people completing the written survey and 193 answering questions via graffiti boards.
An online version of the survey was available throughout September & October which, thanks to youth service managers, has been promoted to young people across the city, ensuring that young people have the opportunity to have a say in shaping the services that affect them.