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    Annual Children and Young People’s Conference

     

    23rd February 2017

     

    (1pm to 3.30pm session)

     

    IN ATTENDENCE:

     

    Compton School

    Whitefield School

    Hendon School

    Hasmonean School

    Barnet and Southgate College

    Dollis Valley Junior School

    Chris Munday, Commissioning Director – Children and Young People

    Ben Thomas – Strategic Lead – Children and Young People

    Flo Armstrong – Head of Libraries, Workforce and Community Engagement

    James Yan – Strategy Officer – Children and Young People

    Lee Robinson – Commissioning Strategy and Policy Adviser

    Michelle Newman – CCG

    Collette McCarthy - Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning

    Julie Pal – Chief Executive of Community Barnet

    Jack Newton – Headteacher of Underhill

    Tony Lewis welcomed participants to the event and went through housekeeping. Participants are able to film their views on their phones, take part in a big brother style diary room and answer questions on the app.

     

    Neil Snee, Director of Commissioning (Interim), Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group gave a welcome. He outlined the importance of listening to the views of young people to inform what services for young people the council should invest in.

     

    Steve from Meetingsphere (deliverer of the workshop) delivered a workshop to get the views of young people on mental health and wellbeing services and youth services. The following discussion questions were explored with young people. The results of the consultation will be published at a later date.

    Mental health and wellbeing

     

    ·         What do you worry or get anxious about?

    ·         Where would you go to find support for mental health issues?

    ·         What puts you off asking for help about your feelings?

    ·         What type of support would you be comfortable using?

    ·         The council are considering funding a website that would provide online support with a counsellor that would be available in the evenings, after school and at weekends. What do you think?

    Youth services

     

    ·         What are the most challenging issues facing young people in Barnet?

    ·         What type of support should the council/youth service offer young people with these issues?

    Family Friendly Barnet

     

    ·         How much do you agree that Barnet/your local area is a family friendly place to live?

    ·         How can we make Barnet more family friendly?

    Cllr Thompstone closed the event by expressing the importance of getting the views of Children and Young People in informing what the council does.

     

    Annual Children and Young People’s conference 23rd February 2017

     

    (6pm to 8pm session)

     

    Attendees:

     

    VCS organisations and their young people representatives (see below)

    Young people from Barnet

    Chris Munday, Commissioning Director – Children and Young People

    Ben Thomas – Strategic Lead – Children and Young People

    Flo Armstrong – Head of Libraries, Workforce and Community Engagement

    James Yan – Strategy Officer – Children and Young People

    Lee Robinson – Commissioning Strategy and Policy Adviser

    Michelle Newman – CCG

    Collette McCarthy - Head of Children’s Joint Commissioning

    Julie Pal – Chief Executive of Community Barnet

    Jack Newton – Headteacher of Underhill

     

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