Wednesday, 23 May 2012

G:XL Strategic Representation meeting 1st June 2012

‘The 70% Network‘ Friday 1st June 2012, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, bayc, Birmingham

Following on from our successful strategic representation conference in November (www.gup.org.uk/influence ) and first two G:XL Strategic Representation Learning Cluster meetings held in January and March 2012, the third meeting of this group aims to progress the key issues and challenges that arise for those representing the children, young people and families' VCS at a strategic level.
Download 1st June meeting agenda [275kB, PDF] <http://www.gup.org.uk/sites/www.gup.org.uk/files/70_network_agenda_june_2012.pdf On 19th March 2012 the second meeting of the Voice and Influence Learning Cluster (The 70% Network) was held to discuss issues of strategic engagement of children and young people’s voluntary and community sector services in matters of commissioning in the West Midlands.
In a workshop/consultation discussion led by Simon Cottingham of The Children’s Society, a healthy debate was held around the key areas and issues for social justice in the region. Those present felt that the six key areas that need to be addressed are:
· Lack of aspiration· Lack of paid work· Exploitation of children and young people· Lack of effective parenting skills in some families· Social and emotional poverty· Health and well-being
 

While realistically the group are not able to address all these issues in detail, those present looked at the Apprenticeship Scheme as part of the solution/challenge to addressing lack of paid work as an exercise. To find out what happened at the last meeting, please download and read the minutes [295kB, PDF]. <http://www.gup.org.uk/sites/www.gup.org.uk/files/70_network_-_learning_cluster_notes_march_19th_2012.pdf To confirm attendance at the 1st June meeting or for further enquiries, please contact Sue Thomas, G:XL lead for the G:XL Strategic Representation work stream:Email: sue@commonsensecic.com
Mobile: 07910 648 913

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