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How To Give Young People a Voice.

 

In this episode of Youth Work Toolbox, we celebrate National Youth Work Week 2015, and we explore the theme of Having Your Voice Heard.

Young people often struggle to have their voice heard.

Adults often times don’t listen to young people.

As a youth worker, part of your role is to empower young people to be confident to enough to air their views and give them an opportunity or a platform to have their views heard.

 

National Youth Work Week 2015 - Youth Work Toolbox

 

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Each year in November the National Youth Agency facilitate and promote a Youth Work Week.

 

This gives  youth organisations, youth workers and young people an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and the impact of their work.

 

The theme for 2015 is  Have Your Voice Heard.

 

And that’s what we discuss.

Listen to find out:

Why you should help young people have their voice be heard

How you can give young people a voice

How to avoid and reduce the risk of Tokenism

The risk of being selective of the young people you choose to represent the views of others.

 

The benefits of involving young people in real decision making opportunities

 

Resources mentioned.

Social Pedagogy

UK Youth Parliament