Leeds Youth Voice Groups Takeover

The Children and Young People’s Partnership (CYPP) requested that the Voice, Influence and Change (VIC) team facilitate an annual takeover for the opportunity to meet directly with young people from youth voice groups across the city and listen and respond to the issues they feel are the most important.

The VIC team invited youth voice groups from their VIC network to participate in planning and running the takeover. The event was planned and developed with young people and staff who coproduced it.

The event took place on 31st January and attendees engaged in two discussion-based workshops surrounding four priority themes.

Young people commented that ‘it was perfect’, they felt ‘real change was made’ and that it was ‘a valuable opportunity for young people to share their voice in Leeds’. Requests were made to ‘do this more’, to have ‘more time to talk about issues and experiences’ and have ‘more time to speak with decision makers’. Read more on the Child Friendly Leeds blog.