Expanding the participation team

We are excited to announce that we have just recruited 2 new Project Workers, Peter Broderick and Hannah Jones.  Competition for the post was very high, with over 100 people submitting an application.  Candidates were interviewed over 2 days, spending 1 of those days with a recruitment panel of young people.  Thanks to all those … Continue reading Expanding the participation team

Meeting with a councillor.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010: Leeds Youth Council members – Aiden, Jade and Tom – meet with Councillor Richard Brett, Leader (Alternate) of Leeds City Council. The young people are currently undertaking a programme of work in partnership with Leeds City Council’s Equality Team and have been examining the issue of Equality and Diversity in relation to … Continue reading Meeting with a councillor.

Participation is… Part 1

There has been a lot said in the media about children’s participation and student voice. As an advocate for children’s voice and a participation practitioner I thought i’d say what was on my mind and give you a few suggestions about how to make participation work and, more importantly, work well! Lets get something straight … Continue reading Participation is… Part 1

A good way to find out who to vote for?

Television debates, a couple of forests worth of marketing billboards, airbushing and gleaming teeth and people telling me they’re just like me (which is funny, as I wouldn’t want to be running a country, but they do, meaning that really, they’re not like me at all)… must be election time. If, like me, you care … Continue reading A good way to find out who to vote for?