Young People & Violence
Manchester Community Safety Partnership are currently looking at the issue of Youth Violence across the City and how it affects them.
They have consulted with partners and agencies who work alongside and for young people but would like to obtain the views of young people themselves on this important issue.
The survey asks about young peoples experiences of violence, their thoughts regarding the causes and their day to day activity.
Please could you share this survey with the young people you work with and encourage them to complete the survey at: https://secure.manchester.gov.
Young People and Public Transport in Manchester
Please would you encourage the young people you’re in touch with to complete this survey?
It’s been put together by Project Phoenix and the ‘It’s Not Okay’ campaign, Greater Manchester’s multi-agency response to tackling child sexual exploitation who want to know what young people in Greater Manchester think of public transport and how safe it is for them to use.
This survey can be completed by young people directly, or by youth workers and teachers who work with young people and have talked to them about this topic. Find out more about the work at www.itsnotokay.co.uk .
Making Noise is a research project being undertaken by the University of Bedfordshire for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England, in partnership with NSPCC. It will inform their wider national inquiry into child sexual abuse (CSAFE). It seeks to listen to, and learn from, children aged 5 – 18 and provides a means to ensure the direct voices of children are heard within this inquiry including their ideas about how help seeking and support and processes could be improved. More information can be found about the project via this link: http://www.beds.ac.uk/ic/current-projects/making-noise-csafe
The project has been subject to a rigorous ethical review process and approval for the project has been granted by The Association of Directors of Children’s Services, NSPCC, Barnardo’s and the University of Bedfordshire.
They have now reached the final phase of fieldwork and are seeking children or young people to participate in an online survey. The survey seeks to hear from a more generic group of children and young people aged 11 – 18 who have not necessarily been affected by sexual abuse to find out their views on:
- Children’s access to information and preventative education about child abuse
- Their understanding of service availability, and
- Factors that might increase their confidence to seek support
Thus far there has been greater participation by girls and young women so if there are boys and young men that you work with who would be willing complete this, you would be helping to give greater balance to the research.
All participants receive a £10 voucher as a thank you for their contribution and will be kept up to date about the progress and outcomes of the project.
If you have any queries about this research, please contact Liz Ackerley, Research Assistant at the International Centre: researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking. Tel: 07548 893 512; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org