Takeover Day


Takeover Day is when young people come in and shadow a person in a business like The Youth Association. I shadowed the chief exec Andy Clow; we had a meeting with the other people doing takeover day and Maggie the chair of the board (boss) was there to, in the meeting we talked about the priorities of the Uth … Continue reading Takeover Day

NCVYS Young Partners Award 2010


The Higher Aspiration group was nominated for the NCVYS Young Partners Award 2010 and has been short listed for the North region. The group will now attend a glamorous awards ceremony in London on the 4th of December where the final winners of each category will be announced. Watch this space…

Independent review of the office of the Children’s Commissioner for England.


The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has set up an independent review of the office of the Children’s Commissioner for England. Children and young people’s views are very much sought. Young people respond should respond via an online survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GNS8TN6

Youth Work Works!


With the national media moaning and groaning about wasted public money, it’s nice to think sometimes money is well spent and really makes a difference. I’ve just been interviewed by Huddersfield University as part of their evaluation of our Youth Sector Development Fund. The money has paid for detached youth work delivery across the region … Continue reading Youth Work Works!

Participation is … Part 4


This is the fourth of 5 tips or suggestions on how to make children and young people’s participation work. Check out parts 1, 2 and 3  for more details. 1. It is not a wish list 2. Always give feedback 3. Make it accessible 4. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR YOUR GROUP There are lots of models of … Continue reading Participation is … Part 4