Power of Youth Charter – Plugged In & Charging

Power of Youth Charter – Plugged In & Charging

Blogs, Quality Youth Voice, Young Voices Heard, Youth Social Action
Young Voices Heard has signed up to the Power of Youth Charter :  Five 'we will' commitments to - #prioritise opportunities for, #open up decision-making with , #work collaboratively on, #evidence impact from, and #recognise - the power of youth . The Charter is one of the legacies of the Step Up To Serve #iwill campaign for youth social action, which draws to a close this December 2020.  In particular we have championed the quality of youth participation "in decision-making, leading and shaping both the activities they are involved in and wider organisational decisions". We will go further than holding ourselves to account by those young people we work with but will offer an independent youth scrutiny and support service to others signing up and plugging in to the power…
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The Youth Participation Charter 2006 – Not just heard.

The Youth Participation Charter 2006 – Not just heard.

Blogs, Quality Youth Voice, Young Voices Heard, Youth Social Action
“While consultation is important, participation in its truest sense gives children and young people an active involvement in planning, decision-making and subsequent evaluation” The Participation Charter, 2006 Is it time to revisit and revive this Charter? Has it stood the test of time? 'The Participation Charter 2006' set out a vision of #youthvoice empowered to have say in decision-making. Many of its principles still apply today but is it enough in 2020 and beyond? How can we collaborate with young leaders, listening to, working with and investing in participation and leadership to refreshed a vision and charter? Whilst not the earliest youth voice charter we've come across, this 'Participation Charter' was published by Children Young People Now magazine on 6th June 2006*, in association with the Participation Works Consortium**.  James…
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#YouthVoice in organisations: 10 steps to good practice

#YouthVoice in organisations: 10 steps to good practice

Blogs, Quality Youth Voice, Young Voices Heard
Meaningful Youth Participation Ten top tips for organisations looking to promote youth voice, participation and leadership. As part of our research at Young Voices Heard we have been making space for young people to inform and influence good practice with their advice on planning or improving the way in which organisations embrace youth voice and participation. In this post, James Cathcart pulls these together into a list or series of steps. It's part of a project to contribute to the Power of Youth Series of resources which your can listed on our Resources page. What would you add? What other resources would you recommend? Please send us your suggestions through the link at the end of the article. "Dear Chair/CEO/Head:  Why do you want to listen to young people? How…
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