Monday, 24 February 2014

Birmingham Youth Service

Birmingham Youth Service

Welcome to Birmingham's Youth Service

Birmingham Youth Service works to provide all young people, aged from 11 to 25 years in Birmingham, with a range of enjoyable opportunities, challenging experiences and effective support that will enhance their personal, social and educative development and sense of identity during the transition to adulthood. The strength of the Youth Service lies in the relationship between its staff and the young people they work with, developed over time and which progress in accordance with the needs of those young people.
The values and principles that lie at the heart of effective youth work shape these relationships. These principles are:

To Educate

Providing a range of opportunities enabling young people to gain knowledge and information, learn new skills and make informed choices about their lives.

To Participate

Encouraging young people to play an active role in the development of their own local, and wider, community and influence decision-making at all levels.

To Empower

Developing opportunities whereby young people can take responsibility and control and make decisions in a positive and constructive environment.

To Enjoy

Enabling young people to learn in an attractive, safe, challenging, exciting and creative environment.

To Promote Equality of Opportunity

To influence attitude and develop a physical environment where all young people will feel safe and comfortable. A place where all forms of opression and discrimination will be challenged and diversity will be valued and celebrated


Monday, 17 February 2014

Meet the teenage crime commissioners working with West Midlands Police

Youth role will see 14 youngsters accompany bobbies on their beat and to meet with alienated youths hanging out on street corners

Sohail Hussain and Gabriel Dobrashian-Yates at West Midlands police HQ in Birmingham
Meet teen crime-busters Sohail Hussain and Gabriel Dobrashian-Yates – set to change the face of policing in Birmingham.
The youngsters are two of 14 youth police and crime commissioners aged between 13 and 20 who have been elected in the West Midlands covering 2.5 million people.
Sohail, aged 17, and Gabriel, aged 16, have volunteered to represent young people’s concerns to play a key role in shaping policing in their home city.
They are planning to accompany bobbies on their beat and to meet with alienated youths hanging out on street corners to make their mark.
Sohail, from Ladywood , who is studying for his A-levels at King Edward VI College in Stourbridge, wants to tackle knife crime, which claimed the lives of 19 victims in the West Midlands last year.
He also wants to battle child sex exploitation, including gangs preying on young girls in inner city areas.

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Monday, 10 February 2014

International Development - Sidra Iqbal Youth Ambassador of Pakistan

Sidra Iqbal Youth Ambassador of Pakistan


Pakistan Youth Work to Solve Country's Conflicts

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