From one side, the young inspectors programme is about improving local services through young people’s participation in service evaluation. From the young people’s point of view, it can be about genuine participation, respect, self-confidence and a set of ‘employability skills’ such as communicating, presenting information and teamwork. Read Amy’s story as an example.
In addition, Local Level will be helping the Equality and Participation team with some of their own development, and supporting our friends at Breslin Public Policy in an evaluation and promotion of the team’s ‘Big Vote’ youth cabinet exercise. Some of this work begins immediately, and will run through until May 2012.