Towards the end of 2021 the Youth Alliance Network and the Children and Young People’s Network came together to connect, share updates and learn about new funding opportunities. It feels appropriate to continue to bring these two networks together in 2022 as one to a) reduce potential duplication b) streamline the number of meetings take place relating to our young people c) connect a greater number of individuals and organisations who are working with our young people.
The Youth Alliance Network and CYPN 2022 will focus on sharing information and networking. It will also explore potential training and upskilling opportunities that its attendees would like to take part in, building on our individual and collective strengths. The network space will help us in identifying potential gaps and/or duplication in our services and consider how we can best collaborate and co-ordinate ourselves to respond to the needs of our young people, particularly around effective and appropriate initiatives and interventions to tackle a broad range of issues (e.g. ASB, violence, mental health and exploitation). Some feedback we have had:
- “We will be able to improve our service offer and have access to support if we need it”
- “I am making connections with other local charities and getting a understanding of the offer to the community in Derby”
- “Attending this network meeting and being part of this process is vital in learning about the organisations that can be accessed in the local area and linking in to provide further support to these organisations if needed”
If your organisation works with children and young people and you would like to join the network, please email Helen Britten.