KYC Partnership and Engagement Work
Kingston Learning Disability Parliament
In 2010, the Learning Disability Parliament approached KYC for support in spreading awareness about adults with learning disabilities. KYC feel this is an issue, whereas young people are often unkind to people who have disabilities. It is important that as a community, we can live, work and socialise together without fear of being discriminated against because of race, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
Kingston College have a student population of over 10, 000 young people. KYC feel that it is important the young people that attend Kingston College feel that they are listened to and that the issues they feel are taken into account when decisions are being made by the Council, the Police etc... Over the year, KYC will be increasing its engagement with the College and will hopefully see two young people represent the College on the Youth Council.
Student School Councils
Each term the Youth Council organise a borough-wide Student School Council forum. All secondary schools in the Borough are invited to the forums. The forums usually have a theme which allows the young people to discuss various issues and topics and share best practise with other schools. The forums also allow the Youth Council to feedback and consult the young people on various issues that we are tackling. The forums have proved to be a great success. The next forum will be held on Friday 25th March 2011, venue TBC.
Youth Club Surgeries
Last year the Member of Youth Parliament held monthly surgeries at various youth clubs around the Borough. The aim of the surgeries were to:
- Meet and greet different young people, spread awareness of Kingston Youth Council and the MYP.
- Consult the young people on different topics/issues.
- Feedback on current affairs/projects/events that KYC are working on
- Provide support/guidance to the young people where appropriate.
We are hoping the surgeries will continue to take place this year, which will open the door to new opportunities for engagement and consultations with other youth groups around the Borough.