Enjoying and Achieving


Well id just like to say i enjoyed every second of The Youth Summit 2007 I met some very nice and interesting people,and people i already knew i got to know even more.Yvonne and Stephen were so supportive throughout and id just like say Thankyou.
Added by The_Living_Terr... at 07/12/2007 - 22:30

Youth Summit Live: Summary

The Youth Summit has been a great success for all those who attended, bringing together practitioners, policy makers and young people to discuss the key issues affecting the implementation of the Government’s ten-year strategy for children and young people. A wealth of ideas, debate and dialogue were generated, the most relevant of which have been captured as video interviews, podcasts, powerpoints and transcripts downloadable from this website. We will ensure it informs our work as we move forward and hope you find it valuable as well.
Added by tim at 06/28/2007 - 11:26

Parmjit Dhanda MP's Speech

You can read Parmjit Dhanda's speech from the Youth Summit in full over on the DfES website...

Added by tim at 06/27/2007 - 10:07

Day 2 workshops - Enjoying and Achieving - priorities for action

What are the key priorities for action?:

Gender equality
Equality of financial support
Time to dip in and out of learning
Focus on qualifications detracts from personal support
Consultation not taking place
Not knowing what’s available locally
Importance of fun in learning
Enjoying and achieving? Young people value “soft outcomes”

Policy (national and local):

National framework to avoid ‘postcode lottery’
Recognition of learning taking place in informal and non-formal settings.
Overall strategy o link up and take ownership of young people’s issues
Regional strategies to bring people and organisations together


Human touch
Less pressure
Young people being heard
Opportunities to try learning options before committing
Better partnerships with a focus on organisations who offer support to young people – bring in schools.
Allowing young people and schools to take risks – empowered to explore learning and support


Longer term
With foresight and forethought
Better investment especially for learning outside school
Recognition of achievement – not just qualifications
Involve young people in spending priorities / decisions.


Recorded outcomes
National framework
“Learning outcomes”
Explaining what informal and non-formal settings can do

Added by tim at 06/26/2007 - 13:20

NACRO Newcastle: Messages from Day 1, plus a few photos around London...

Where are we falling short for children and young people?:

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Added by tim at 06/26/2007 - 11:07

Roving Reporters - Newsletter

The Roving Reporters were up till late last night creating an overnight newsletter to give a picture of the whole event. Get your copy here (PDF).
Added by tim at 06/26/2007 - 10:50

Workshop notes - enjoying and achieving (from the big flip charts...)

What is young people's experience?:

Not enough! There is not enough face-to-face contact with young people and decision makers. Young people want to learn and want to work towards qualifications to hemp them progress. Young people value the progress they make in confidence, people skills and team working.

Where are we falling short for children and young people?:

We’re not investing in our young people. We’re not commissioning quality services; not recognising so called ‘soft outcomes’; not offering appropriate opportunities to develop emotional intelligence/literacy. We’re not “grabbing attention” in schools.

Why are we falling short?:

There is too much commissioning for convenience and people are unwilling to go the extra mile around consultation. There is too much time spent on securing funding and not enough on young people. We’re not engaging with schools effectively and are unable to sustain initiatives.

What needs to be changed or put in place?:

Cross-government engagement.
Effective evaluation of provision.
Sustainable funding to enable longer term provision and planning.
Focus on gender - break down stereotypes and open up opportunities.

Focus on achievement of hard outcomes can distract from ‘enjoying’.
We need to have effective consultation with young people.
There are issues about the fairness of the EMA - means testing young people, being unaware of what’s available and what they want to do - they need support.
The importance of fun in learning.
The importance of ‘soft outcomes’.
Gender equality.
Funding issues - time consuming, short-term, limits opportunities for young people.

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Added by tim at 06/25/2007 - 16:37

Vox Pops after open space session

Steve Moore from Channel 4 led an open spaces session at today's Youth Summit - and afterwards DK captured some of the ideas that have come up...
Added by tim at 06/25/2007 - 15:42

Managing Projects

Outline is a practical activity that is easily adaptable. It is designed to support groups to develop an overall picture of the different aspects of managing a project with consideration to tasks, resources, time, people and cost factors.

Outline also features Personal Record Cards for participants that are designed to enable adults supporting young people to be able to recognise the potential for individual development available through their involvement in a project. This is particularly helpful for groups looking to include their achievements towards accredited learning programmes.

Added by masyomo at 06/25/2007 - 15:34

Rolling Base

The Rolling Base project is a mobile youth centre set up because young people in the area had nothing to do. Rolling base has proved to be a cost effective way of providing activities - as it is easy to get to and safe and young people friendly.

You can view the presentation they made to the Youth Summit below...

Added by tim at 06/25/2007 - 12:53
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