You said:  You know about the Participation Team and appreciate the work that goes into this team, but are concerned that this work is reserved to a small group of young people and not enough effort is made to inspire the wider community

Our response:  The Participation Team has recently developed its pages on the Local Offer, which hopefully give a more detailed picture of the range of work that the team undertakes.

The Participation work ranges from support to individual children and young people around specific issues, through regular focussed groups (such as the Online Media Group), to consultations with children and young people across a wide range of schools and settings.

The Participation Team is always keen to hear from and meet new children and young people and support them to get involved and share their views - whether individually or through group activities. 

Some children and young people are able to contact the Participation Team independently to get involved, but others need a parent, carer, teacher or other adult to encourage and facilitate that contact.

The team is really happy for children, young people or adults in their lives to contact them to discuss participation, how it works and how they can be involved. ‚Äč