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NEW RESPONSE: Transforming Youth Custody

In order to gain a service user response to the proposed changes to custodial youth education, User Voice held a series of focus group sessions with young individuals who have experience of youth custody.

The young people were drawn from several of User Voice’s current youth projects.

The focus group questions were designed to engage the service users and encourage them to analyse what impact the proposals would have and the pros/cons of this.

Several themes were identified which are presented here in the form of a series of recommendations.

Click here to read the response: 'Hidden Voices: What Young People Think About Transforming Youth Custody'.

NEW NOMINATIONS for National Diversity Awards

User Voice has been nominated for a Multi- Strand Community Organisation Award at the 2013 National Diversity Awards.

Paula Harriott of User Voice has been nominated for the Lifetime Achiever Award.

The Diversity Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals and groups devoted to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.

You can nominate both User Voice and Paula Harriott on the Diversity Awards website:

If you would like to NOMINATE USER VOICE please do so here.

If you would like to NOMINATE PAULA HARRIOTT please do so here.

Each nomination counts as a vote; reasons given for choosing an organisation will also be considered by the judges. 

Nominations close July 19th 2013.

"Diversity is the one true thing we have in common; Let’s celebrate it together"

NEW RECOGNITION from Open College Network London

User Voice is now an Open College Network (OCN) London recognised centre.

This means that User Voice will be delivering OCN London qualifications, initially in relation to peer mentoring and peer training.

Service users will train other service users and professionals for OCN qualifications.