A youth forum is run and developed by young people for young people. Youth forums exist to represent the views of young people, giving them the opportunity to be heard on their ideas, opinions and needs. This creates a space where young people can discuss issues, engage with decision makers such as youth workers, our governance board and staff of other organisations, and contribute to improving and developing services for young people especially our own - Youth First.
Local Youth Forum meetings happen monthly or quarterly at each of our youth clubs and adventure playgrounds. These sessions are made up of 5-10 local young people each of whom are regular users of the service.
Once a term, usually during the half-term break, we host a Borough-wide Youth Forum meeting made up of young people who attend our provision across the Borough as well as the members of individual Local Youth Forums. During this meeting we focus on a relevant and topical issue, decided by young people, included input from partners. Recent topics have included social media, knife crime, health relationships and fundraising.
Our first ever borough-wide Youth Forum trip in 2018 took us to "Locked in a Room" where the young people had the opportunity to have fun together and be rewarded for their important contributions.
Youth Participation & Engagement Officer
Mobile: 07875 094 551