Huge thanks to Trishna, the winner of our logo design competition, who is responsible for the fantastic logo that will brand this campaign and allow organisations to show their support for children's rights.
The Right Year for Children (RY4C) is a year of action to strengthen children's rights in England. It started on 16 December 2011, the 20th anniversary of the UK ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Young in Mind have been working with Partnership for Young London (the London Regional Youth Work Unit) and took part in a half day conference ( on Wednesday 26th September 2012) in Central London, entitled ‘Going Public!’ It looked at the implications and opportunities for those working with young people set against the new local authority Public Health responsibilities. Participants heard about the need to engage young people early on in the process of setting up Health and Wellbeing Boards and Local Healthwatch partnerships, particularly as this is the year in which we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UK ratifying the UNCRC. The danger of focussing on Provision and Protection without Participation was highlighted. Speakers included 17 year old Jessica Page, from Young in Mind, who spoke about the importance of confidentiality and sensitivity when working with young people and Lindsay Starbuck from the Association of Young People’s Health who gave examples of youth participation in health settings.
For more information about PYL or the event go to www.pyl.co.uk.
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Organisations that support the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in England, can become a partner or supporter of The Right Year for Children.