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Young people to help shape future priorities in the Borough

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Young people to help shape future priorities in the Borough

YOUNG people in Darlington will get the chance to chat to Ron Hogg, Durham’s Police Crime Commissioner, on issues that concern them and challenges they face in the Borough when he attends the Darlington Children and Young People’s (CYP) Collective this Friday, 18 January.

The CYP Collective was launched in 2011 to encourage young people get more involved in deciding priorities on matters that affect them locally. Regular CYP Collective events are held to ensure young people have the opportunity to work with the key people involved in setting plans and strategies for young people in the Borough.

The CYP Collective event on Friday at Darlington College will be hosted by Councillor Cyndi Hughes, Darlington Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, with guest speaker Ron Hogg. The event will aim to set priorities for 2013/14 after talking through current issues or concerns young people have, and work with the young people to ensure the CYP Collective continues to deliver what they need. Young people will also be able to talk to members of the Darlington Safeguarding Children Board about the Board’s work and priorities for this year.

Cyndi Hughes, Darlington Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The CYP events are a great way to work together to ensure we get things right for young people locally. The young people who take part know what issues are up and coming and what things impact on them and their peer group.”

Ron Hogg, Durham Police Crime Commissioner, said: “I am really looking forward to Friday's meeting. Not only will this be vital to consultation on my policing priorities, but will I hope be a part of ongoing consultation with young people on policing issues, and what their police can do for them.”

Around 25 young people will attend the event from the Education Village, Darlington Association of Disability (DAD), Hurworth School, Darlington College, Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College and members of a local Skateboarding group.

A further CYP Collective event will take place on Tuesday 26 February at 5.30pm and will be hosted by eVOLution with Cllr Hughes taking part.

For more information about the work of the CYP Collective or to enquire about getting involved in future events, please contact name on 01325 388219 or e-mail melanie.brown@darlington.gov.uk

Posted on Tuesday 15th January 2013
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