Laurie Hunter: My time working for Participation People as a Co-Located member of staff.

Middlesbrough Council commissioned the services of Participation People to improve children’s and young people’s participation and embed the voices of young people in decisions that affect them. When I was first told about the partnership, I was excited, albeit a little bit nervous of having a new team to work Read more…

Laurie Day, Research Director at Ecorys: How has youth participation changed your organisation?

   Laurie Day is a Research Director at Ecorys, with lead responsibility for children, youth and families research. His main interests and expertise lie in the areas of child and youth participation and participatory methods. Laurie has over 20 years’ experience conducting national and international studies and evaluations and was Read more…

Nicola Reid, Movement To Work: How has youth participation changed your organisation?

Movement to Work inspires employers to help young people change their lives through positive encounters with work. Their Head of Regional Development, Nicola Read, kindly shared her thoughts on why youth participation is so important – and how Participation People’s training and development of their Young Champions has enhanced their Read more…

Barry Percy-Smith: Why does youth participation matter?

Barry Percy-Smith is Professor of Childhood, Youth and Participatory Practice at the University of Huddersfield, UK and Director of the Just Futures Centre for Child, Youth, Family and Community research. He has extensive experience as a participatory action researcher in research, evaluation and development projects in a wide range of Read more…

Rajwinder Kaur Cheema, Kooth plc: How has youth participation changed your organisation?

  Rajwinder Kaur Cheema is the Head of Participation at Kooth plc. Raj builds partnerships with organisations to help teams in Kooth connect with children, young people and adults, and to deliver safe participation work. She also helps colleagues to build their confidence in participation through sharing knowledge and good Read more…

Maria Clarke, Dorset Wildlife Trust: How has youth participation changed your organisation?

  Dorset Wildlife Trust is the leading charity dedicated to nature conservation in Dorset. Participation People partnered with the charity to help make its magazine more appealing to young people. Our Young Journalists worked closely with their team to ensure the magazine catered for young people, with the aim to Read more…