21 or Younger? Now is Your Chance to Be Heard at the UN Security Council

http://www.usun.state.gov/youth/152219.htm “Voices of a New Generation,” is an interactive event that will incorporate the voices of young people into the chamber of one of the world’s most important decision-making bodies:the UN Security Council. On December 21st, the Security Council will discuss ideas submitted about international peace and security by people aged 21 or younger – … Continue reading 21 or Younger? Now is Your Chance to Be Heard at the UN Security Council

Community Brings Youth Participation Champions Together

The National Youth Agency is encouraging youth participation champions to access a new online community, which aims to share good practice and knowledge. Youth Engagement: Young People’s Voice and Influence in Local Democracy is the new National Youth Agency Community of Practice forum. Youth Engagement builds upon the foundations of the former Hear by Right … Continue reading Community Brings Youth Participation Champions Together

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

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