Provides an opportunity for young people to be more informed and a part of the decision making process, promoting the Involving Young People, work to different groups and supporting the development of their ideas. We work with voluntary and statutory groups and engage them in IYP work – supporting a drop in surgery for young people to discuss issues and concerns that matter to them on a local level. The Area Forum encourages Young People to build their confidence and self esteem to engage in their own communities. Young People are supported with their various issues and work with a range of agencies to develop services and provision for Young People.
We have two Young People from the Area Forum who also sit on the Youth Council, any issues raised at the Area Forum are taken to the Youth Council on a district level and raised with to the appropriate people.