RCPCH looking to speak to Children and Young People in Wales
Below you can see a message from the Children and Young People’s Engagement and Participation Youth Worker at the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health.
They are looking to consult with a wide range of children and young people as part of their roadshows across the 4 Nations.
They are looking for an opportunity to come and meet with children and young people to gather their voices and ideas on “The Future of Child Health”. I hope some of you will consider getting in touch with email@example.com, particularly those of you working with groups who are not usually included in such research, people from working class backgrounds, ethnic minorities, rural communities and so on, please feel free to share.
They want to run sessions before the end of June, perhaps you could squeeze in a focus group as part of your Volunteers Week (1 – 7th June) or your Youth Work Week (23rd – 30th June) activities?
I am the Children and Young People’s Engagement and Participation Youth Worker at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
We are a UK wide charity, working to transform child health to make a difference for young patients.
Through our RCPCH &Us network, we support children, young people and families to participate in a range of activities including research, policy, training, events and creating their own solutions and raising important issues that affect children and young people’s health to influence key decision makers. This ensures that their voices remain at the heart of what we do.
We are carrying out a series of roadshows across the 4 Nations and we would really appreciate the opportunity to come and meet with children and/or young people in your setting to support them to share their voices and ideas on “The Future of Child Health”. This will include enabling them to contribute to the different programmes of work the college is currently working on:
- The State of Child Health – thinking about what keeps children and young people, healthy, happy and well including physical and mental health
- Climate change in the future – thinking about the future health of patients and the planet
- Health inequalities – supporting a new programme to develop a policy position statement and toolkit for paediatricians to help their conversations with children, young people and families , public affairs and media and communications work
The workshops will take 45-60 minutes and can be really flexible in your setting, for groups aged 7 – 25 years old (can be adapted to meet different learning/communication needs) for a group size of 10 – 35. All materials will be provided, along with some thank you goodies (pen, fluffy bug) for each participant. We can also provide a letter of support that can be used with inspectors or funders to showcase how you have supported your children and young people to engage in a UK wide child health consultation programme.
We would share all results for your setting with you and link you to the final reports as and when they are launched. All ideas, views and comments will be anonymised in any publications.
We would really appreciate it if you would be able support a session before the end of June as we are keen to include as many groups as possible in this consultation. We will have a consultation team in your area doing different sessions in different settings, so it would be great if we could pop into yours too.
If you would be able to support us with this consultation and/or would like to discuss this further or for additional information about the project, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07432030466 or on email firstname.lastname@example.org . It would be great to be able to work with you and your children/young people to help influence and change health policy, I look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.
Engagement and Participation Youth Worker
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH
Tel. 020 7092 6076 / Fax. 020 7092 6001 / Mobile.07715659795
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1057744) and in Scotland (SC038299)