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It's important that young people's voices are heard. Here's some examples of how the voices of young people in York have made a difference.

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Children and young people in care said they didn't know their social workers contact details, or know who to contact if their social worker isn't available.

Contact cards have been produced so that children and young people in care can quickly see the contact details of their social worker and duty social worker.                          

Children and young people with disabilities and additional needs said they would like a website to help them understand services which are available to them.

Yor-Zone has developed the Inclusion section, which provides lots of info about services and activities in York for young people with disabilities and additional needs.

In 2013, 4.3% of young people said they were subjected to homophobic bullying.

Some schools have joined Stonewall’s programme and Sir Ian Mckellen visited York High School and Fulford School to talk to the students about being themselves and to stand up against prejudice. Homophobic bullying has reduced across the city to 2.4% (22 pupils) in 2014.

 Young carers said they wanted to raise awareness of the issues faced by young carers.

Young Carers Revolution worked with Inspired Youth to develop the Tiny Treasures theatre production which toured primary schools in York and the North East. The aim of the play was to identify hidden young carers.

The Children in Need service consulted with 24 children and young people to review the service.

Feedback from children and young people shaped the design of the Children in Need service. A child consultation group has also been introduced to inform future service development.