Children’s Education and Overview Scrutiny Committee - Youth Service Review
Youth Reps invited Harry Fowler Head of the Youth Service and Ben Cochrane Unite Union Rep, and Aston Detached Youth Project to find out about their views and impact of Changes in the Youth Service.
They visited projects with Executive Members to hear from young people across the city and some attended evidence sessions to hear from youth workers, across a range of youth services.
They distributed a online survey to collect the views of young people who do not access Birmingham’s Youth Services to find out why?
Vulnerable Children’s and Overview Scrutiny – Young People Scrutiny Review of Safeguarding
Youth Reps, young people from Schools, Youth Projects and Care Leavers participated in a cross city day – starting at the Council House were they heard from Mark Gurrey (Service Director, Integrated Services and Care) and Carol Douche (Head of Safeguarding) and discussed ‘What makes us feel safe/Unsafe’ before heading cross city with Cllr Hamilton and Cllr Evans on Board to ask the same questions to young people at BaseKS. They ended the evening at E.R. Mason Youth Centre were young people from across the City joined them to share ‘What makes us feel safe/Unsafe’.
Young Disabled Champions
represented by Adam attended Decembers Vulnerable Children’s Scrutiny to update and inform them of the excellent work they have been doing to ensure children and young people in our City with a range of disabilities, have a voice in strategic decision making .As this committee meets monthly at 10.00 a.m.! it is not always possible for Youth Reps to attend these meetings on a regular basis. Youth Reps therefore have an open invitation to attend were possible.