NACRO Newcastle on Enjoying an Achieving
Young people from NACRO Newcastle on their messages in the Enjoying and Achieving Theme at the Youth Summit.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Outcomes for young people Where are we now and where do we want to be?
Mel <ul><li>Not enough funding, and not enough sustainable funding – too much time is taken away from contact with young people in the search for funding, and funding shortages restrict opportunities for young people to develop valuable life skills </li></ul><ul><li>We need a greater focus on gender – young women are not always able, or encouraged, to challenge stereotypes and access traditionally-male vocational areas </li></ul>
Lyndsey <ul><li>Education Maintenance Allowance – means testing means that some young people receive payments for participating, when others don’t. Should there be equal funding for everyone? </li></ul><ul><li>Taster courses – time to dip in and out of different options would help young people who are not sure what they want to do </li></ul>
Rachael <ul><li>A focus on qualifications can mean that young people with complex needs don’t get enough support – and staff are sometimes not supported to develop their skills to meet these needs </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation is often seen as “extra” to practitioners’ duties – and some fear that asking young people their opinion may highlight that provision in not really meeting their needs…. </li></ul>
Michael <ul><li>Not knowing what’s available locally – we need to find new ways to get information across, and understand the power of peer pressure in shaping young people’s choices </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of fun in learning – having fun is all part of growing up and becoming an adult! </li></ul>
Peter <ul><li>Is there more emphasis on achieving than enjoying? Young people’s needs are forgotten in the focus on targets. What do young people want to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Young people think “soft outcomes” are very important – they value their developments in confidence, team working and self awareness, and want others to value them too </li></ul>
Thank You For Listening