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Calling all Young People and their Parents/Carers Across the City…

Are you a young person aged 11 – 25? Or a parent/carer of one? Do you want to do something fun and constructive in your spare time? Meet new people? Are you passionate about being a voice for Wolverhampton?

Then why not join one of our forums to have your say about how you want our City to be run. Some of our Activities include, Meetings Innovative Projects Training Fun Activities. Benefits to you:

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experiences
  • Having Fun
  • Being a voice of young people
  • Representing your school/youth group/college
  • Gaining accreditation
  • Training
  • Meeting other young people

Have a look at the Youth Groups below and get involved today.

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#YES Board

This youth board consists of a group of young people who have been allocated pots of money to help commission youth projects and activities across the city. The #YES Board acts as a filtering process where young people get the opportunity to discuss and decide which youth projects proposed to them by organisations for funding, are ideal and relevant for young people in Wolverhampton whilst aligning it with our 3 #YES key principles which is Being Healthy, Being Connected, & Being You.

 

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Care Leaver Independence Collective

The Care Leaver Independence Collective (CLIC) are a group of care experienced Young People who help to share the care system for future service users.

They are involved with policy changes for children and young people in care and care leavers, delivering training, and getting the voices of Young People heard.

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City of Wolverhampton Youth Council

Develop and lead projects to improve facilities and services for young people. Work with with Councillors and Directors, Promoting the voice of young people. Encourage young people to get involved in community action and work with local Youth Ambassadors. Represent Wolverhampton on a Regional and National Level – attending British Youth Council Events and supporting Wolverhampton’s 2 Youth MPS.

Each school/organisation can have up to two places on the City of Wolverhampton Youth Council (ask your school/local youth organisation about how you could be elected as a youth council member). Members of the Youth Council are elected by young people as School Representatives, Special Interest representatives, Youth Police Crime Commissioners or as UK Youth Parliament representatives. Youth Council Meetings are held every 2 weeks at the Civic Centre, the Coproduction Hub or virtually.

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HY5! Youth Forum

This is a group of young people who know what its like to have additional needs and disabilities and have a have a passion to be the voice of change.

This group has made it their mission to improve services and support available to young people and make Wolverhampton an Inclusive city for all.

View our HY5! leaflet

View our HY5! Top Tips

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The Guardians

Are you a parent or children’s carer living in Wolverhampton?

Then join The Guardians, our new focus group and actively contribute to designing the services that will ultimately affect your family.

Together, we aim to

  • Encourage parents and carers to actively contribute to the design of children’s services across the city
  • Influence the development of emotional health and mental wellbeing support services for children and young people
  • Offer a choice of positive opportunities to all families within Wolverhampton

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Family on Board Forum

This is your opportunity to influence the running of the Family Hubs across the city and focus on the support offered to young people and families in Wolverhampton.

Get involved in:

  • our Family Hubs are find out how they are supporting families
  • with professionals to influence and make change to Childrens Services
  • the recruitment of staff that work for Wolverhampton Childrens Services
  • meeting other young people around the city

Meet every fortnight on Thursdays 5.30pm-7.30pm

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The Children in Care Council

The Children in Care Council represents the children and young people cared for by City of Wolverhampton Council. We are here to be role models, share our views, make our voices heard and get involved in decision making.

If you would like to get involved or have any issues you would like to raise, please don’t be shy! Email Corporate.Parenting@wolverhampton.gov.uk

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Parent/Carer Panels

An opportunity for local people to become part of an exciting, new family led development in Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton has been selected to further improve services for families to access early help services in family hubs across the City. We are looking for local people to be part of a local Parent/Carer group, who will meet monthly to discuss, explore and help shape services for families. Initially this will focus on support for parents/carers and their children (pre-birth to 3 years old).
 
You can help to:

  • Build relationships within the community.  
  • Be part of a forum for local people to design and deliver the kind of neighbourhood services they want.
  • Support parents to bring and share information about their neighbourhood and tell others about what services you would like to develop for local people.
  • Celebrate the community you live in and celebrate the achievements.

We appreciate your time and commitment and in return you will be encouraged to upskill and improve your employment opportunities. We will support you with some training, and support you to apply for potential job opportunities that may become available. This is voluntary role and expenses will be paid for     e.g. travel, refreshments etc 

We would love to hear from you if you would like to take part in helping shape services for local families in the City. For more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Reeta on reeta.shemar@wolverhampton.gov.uk or call 07646 981 888