Young Inspectors to evaluate services
Thursday 30 July 2009
Sutton is one of 18 areas inviting young
people to inspect and evaluate the services they use in order to
help improve them, through a new scheme launched earlier this
Under the Youth4U Young Inspectors scheme, managed by the Look
Listen Change Consortium, Jigsaw4u will be working with the council
to recruit, train and support young people to investigate and
assess local services and recommend improvements. Young inspectors
will also be given the chance to achieve accredited qualifications
through the programme.
Eny Osung, local support worker for Youth4U, who is training
five young people aged 16 to 18, said: "The aim of this initiative
is for young people to influence services. They are being empowered
to visit them and give recommendations."
There will be 12 inspections a year. For each one, young people
will receive two days of training before carrying out an inspection
and putting together their report. The first inspection will be of
Jigsaw4u. Copies will be sent to the Department for Children,
Schools and Families and the inspected organisations.
For more information, contact Kerryanne Russell on 020 7843 6085
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