NEW VOLUNTEER ROLE: Peer Mentoring Programme (Essex)

Volunteer Role Role TitlePeer Mentoring Programme Volunteer (Essex) Purpose of the roleTo support User Voice staff in the completion of service user questionnaires, the recruitment of Mentors and Mentees for the programme and to assist the Programme Manager with administrative tasks during training sessions. The work is in various locations in Essex. Time Commitment2 –...
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WipeTheSlateClean

Earlier this year, Bob Ashford was barred from running in the election to become a Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC). You can read more about this here. Since then, Bob has launched WipeTheSlateClean, a non-political campaign. One of the campaign’s aims to reduce the scope of Criminal Records Bureau checks to ensure that a criminal record...
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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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