I have worked in both the statutory and voluntary youth work sector, on local, regional and national projects with children and young people aged 2-25 years. Managing and developing young person-centered projects, including Youth Councils, Youth Parliament, Advocacy, Young people’s participation, training of young people, Young volunteers, Involving young people in recruitment and appraisal of staff. I have supported vulnerable groups, including Children who are in the care of the Local Authority, and Disabled Young people with Physical and/or Special Education Needs, and recently becoming an Associate at The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation, University Central Lancashire as well as Youthfocus NW.
I have experience in planning and delivering large events such as Youth Summits, Youth Conferences and Professional Development workshops. Furthermore, in my work with young people I enjoy using creative methods to encourage young people to give their opinions and have facilitated sessions including creative writing, art, music, drama, and general silliness to break down barriers.