NEWSFLASH………. From 7th May Investing in Children has become a Community Interest Company (No. 8428687).
A Children’s and Young People’s Participation Learning Network event in collaboration with Making Research Count and Investing in Children
Embedding children and young people’s participation in health and social care services
Keynote speaker: Dr Maggie Atkinson, Children’s Commissioner for England, with young people from IiC
Kings College London, Wednesday 10th July 2013, 10am-4pm
To book a place on this workshop please go to: http://info.uwe.ac.uk/events/eventlisting.aspx or http://bit.ly/196MfE8
Venue: Room G.73, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King's College London, Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH
For further inquiries about this event please contact Louca-Mai Brady by: email email@example.com or on Twitter: @louca_mai or #cyphsc
Congratulations to VOYPIC (Voice of Young People in Care in Northern Ireland) who have successfully achieved their Investing in Children Membership status for the 4th year running. During a recent visit by Development Manager Felicity Shenton to Belfast young people described a photography project that they had been involved in. It came directly from some feedback from young people who had raised concerns about young people in care and the negative publicity they get.
We saw that young people in care and how the press and the public see us and we could see there was something we could go for.
VOYPIC obtained funding and support for a photography project and the young people were able to take photos of whatever they felt was important/relevant to them. One young person had been nominated by VOYPIC to carry the Olympic torch and was given the opportunity to do so in Belfast in the lead up to the opening ceremony. His photo of the torch alongside many other excellent framed photos became part of an exhibition at Youth Action, College Square in Belfast which created much positive media attention and publicity. The photos are now on display in the conference room in the VOYPIC main offices in Belfast. This is a really good example of the way that young people’s ideas can be translated directly in projects, activities and action.
Friends and family were there and the press, and we have had pictures in the newspapers today about it all. It was heart- warming to see that.
Newcastle University’s Centre for Learning & Teaching
Congratulations also to Newcastle University’s Centre for Learning & Teaching which is the first University Dept. to become an Investing in Children Member….thanks in the main to Professor Liz Todd and her colleagues. We are looking to extend this to other university faculties/departments/research centres and to FE and HE colleges. For further information contact either Felicity Shenton or Helen Mulhearn.