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East Cambs and Fenland agenda day

East Cambridgeshire and Fenland AREA PARTNERSHIP AGENDA DAY PLEDGES 4th December 2012

This event involved around 40 young people from across East Cambridgeshire and Fenland was held in early December with Children’s Services Directors and Area Partnership members to hear directly from young people about ‘what prevents young people doing the best they can’ and ‘what helps them so the best they can’.

Trained young people facilitators led discussions between young people and adults on the subject.

At the end of the meeting, the adults present made some pledges to the young people about the things they will do as a result of what they heard. T

hese are the pledges that they made. The adults are now making plans about how they will make sure that the pledges lead to improvements. A report on how things are going will be posted on the Youthoria web site in March 2013.


PLEDGE 1

Each representative on the Area Partnership will use their authority and/or influence to increase the number and variety of apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds offered in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland.

PLEDGE 2

Work will be done to make sure that young people in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland know where to go to access information about volunteering opportunities for young people.


PLEDGE 3

The difficulties being faced relating to transport from home to school for students who live on the Waterlees ward to Thomas Clarkson Academy will be investigated to see what can be done to support young people to attend school and thereby achieve the qualifications they need to obtain employment in adult life.

PLEDGE 4

School governors will be informed of the issues and solutions raised by young people at the event and asked to practically support young people by  using their skills and experience to  inform, inspire and support young people to ‘do the best they can’

PLEDGE 5

Locally based projects that build the confidence of young people to overcome any obstacles that get in the way of ‘doing the best they can’ will be developed across East Cambridgeshire and Fenland do

 

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