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.
By Ollie (15) Quiet. Alot more to see than in the city. Great cycling trails. Wildlife and nature. Not many people around.
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
We are launching an exciting initiative to let young people in Yorkshire have a chance to tell local politicians what they think are the issues that matter the most for them. From Monday 26th April through to General Election day on May 6th, we will be talking to young people about their views on politics and … Continue reading Have your say!
I read in Children & Young People Now this week, that the Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS) is proposing that we should do away with the term ‘youth worker’, in favour of something that suggests a more ‘professional’ status. CHYPS are keen that qualified workers start to refer to themselves as ‘Youth … Continue reading What’s in a name?
I read in Children & Young People Now this week, that the Confederation of Heads of Young People’s Services (CHYPS) is proposing that we should do away with the term ‘youth worker’, in favour of something that suggests a more ‘professional’ status. CHYPS are keen that qualified workers start to refer to themselves as ‘Youth … Continue reading What's in a name?
Over the Easter holidays The Youth Association asked over 300 young people living in Leeds what they wanted from their local area. Young people were asked what they liked about where they lived, what they thought was missing, what mattered to them in the way of youth services and support services and asked to give … Continue reading 300+ young people have a voice in Leeds
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?
We are in the process of recruiting two new workers to join our Participation Team. Nothing particularly noteworthy in that; as an organisation we are always looking for talented youth workers and several times each year we will be looking to take on new blood. So what’s the big deal this time around? The difference in … Continue reading Sign of the times