In November, KIDS Yorkshire and The Humber, were presented with the Investing in Children Award.
Investing in Children (IiC), which was established in 1995, is a UK initiative that promotes the human rights of children and young people. The Investing in Children Award recognises and celebrates examples of imaginative and inclusive practise with children and young people. Organisations applying for the award have to demonstrate dialogue with young people which leads to change; however children and young people have to supply the evidence for the organisation and endorse the membership report.
With this in mind, Project Worker at Investing in Children Darren Howells first visited the KIDS Thursday evening Youth Group in Hull on 10th November to consult with the young people who attend on a range of issues. These issues included how well young people felt listened to by staff; whether or not they felt involved in decisions about how the group was run and they were asked about the range and diversity of the activities on offer.
A final report from Mr Howell, which included the views of the young people, was then endorsed by Connor, Mily, Mia, Bethany, Jay, Promise and Chloe and sent to the Directors of IiC who subsequently endorsed Mr Howells recommendations of giving KIDS the IiC Award.
Special thanks must go to our partners Bransholme Community Arts Enterprise.