The future of Flintshire’s Youth Service – have your say.
Flintshire’s young people are being asked to give their opinions on the future of the county’s Youth Service.
The Youth Service is changing and an updated Youth Service Strategy for Flintshire, which aims to work with more young people in better environments, was approved by the Council’s Cabinet back in July.
The Strategy recognises that a high quality Youth Service will contribute to improving the quality of life and well-being of the county’s young people and builds on the provision of high quality and accessible services.
The Strategy also proposes an expanded and sustainable programme, with more youth workers employed through rationalising the management structure. The aim is to include a variety of provision, from traditional evening based youth clubs and outreach teams working in communities, to working in schools and with Duke of Edinburgh Award centres.
Young people across the county are now being asked to give their thoughts about the proposed changes to the Youth Service, which will also include involving more young people as youth inspectors, junior workers and later as peer educators and expanding the reach of the Service. Residential and international experiences could also be re-introduced and young people will also be asked for their views on whether the work of the Flintshire Youth Forum and Information Services should be expanded.
Questionnaires are being delivered to schools and colleges across the county for young people to fill in. Copies of the questionnaires are also available at all Youth Clubs, online at www.youngflintshire.co.uk, through the county’s youth workers, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said:
“I would encourage them to fill in the questionnaire to let us know their thoughts. They deserve a modern, high quality range of youth work provision and, through these changes, we aim to reach more young people and give the Youth Service a high profile within the Council. High quality youth work is important in reaching young people and giving them as many opportunities as possible to achieve their potential.”