Children’s Commissioner’s Take Over Day

On Friday 23rd November 2012 User Voice were asked to take part in this year’s Children’s Commissioner’s Take Over Day. This is a national event that gives young people the chance to shadow jobs, get involved in decision-making and offer their own opinions on key issues.  User Voice took part by assisting one of our Youth Reps...
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Complaints Roundtable

In July 2012 we were commissioned by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) to report on young people’s experiences of complaints procedures in the Youth Justice System. Further information about this project can be found here. Click here to download the full report: Why are they going to listen to me? On 7th November...
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IN THE NEWS: Bob Ashford

Bob Ashford Barred from Police and Crime Commissioner Election As you may have seen in the news today, Bob Ashford has been forced to withdraw from the election for Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Avon and Somerset, following clarification that a criminal offence he committed when he was 13 years old prevented him from...
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NEW REPORT- What’s Your Story? 2011

The new What’s Your Story? 2011 report has been published. Excluded Youth Project: How Can We Work Together to Reduce Youth Crime? is our latest report which covers the 2011 version of User Voice’s Excluded Youth Project. Launched in summer 2011, it included 36 focus groups in seven regions with 175 of the most marginalised young...
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User Voice is working in Partnership with Catch22

User Voice and Catch22 have formed an exciting partnership that builds on our respective strengths.  Our first project together is for Kent Probation. User Voice’s strength is that it is run by ex-offenders, and has the experience and understanding to enable offenders who are subject to supervision to express their views and to positively impact...
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Bob Ashford joins User Voice

Bob Ashford, the ex-Director of Strategy at the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, is to join User Voice. Bob has spent a lifetime working with young people. A qualified social worker and Children’s Services Manager, Bob was one of the first Youth Offending Team managers in the country before joining the YJB, first...
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