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MBC | Middlesbrough's BIG Takeover 2021

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Middlesbrough House

Elm Street

Middlesbrough

TS1 2DA

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This year, exclusive to Middlesbrough Council, young people take over from the BIG BOSSES! 50 spots up for grabs!

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MIDDLESBROUGHS's BIG TAKEOVER!

Takeover Challenge (or the BIG TAKEOVER as we call it) is a national event organised by the Children's Commissioner for England.

It gives young people the chance to work with senior leaders and co-produce solutions to BIG BUSINESS & COMMUNITY CHALLENGES, together!

Young people get to experience how decisions are made behind the scenes AND express their views, feelings and wishes on matters that affect them.

Adults gain a fresh perspective on what they do; they have a space to listen to young people’s views, feelings and wishes and find out what it’s like growing up in MIddlesbrough, today!

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

Senior Leaders will develop a BIG BUSINESS CHALLENGE that they need young people's help to solve. This could be:

• How to get the right messages out to young people.

• Overcoming a barrier when involving young people in activity design.

• Using young people’s feedback to improve their own professional performance.

• Reviewing governance structures to make them youth friendly.

• Youth proofing policy, practice and the paperwork!

• Recruiting and retaining younger members of staff.

ACTIONS:

1. Please REGISTER for the event - either as a young person or a senior leader.

2. Young people, if you need to be released from work/ education responsibilities, let us know and we will work with you to support that.

3. Monday 22 November, young people need to arrive 10am, at Middlesbrough House.

4. Monday 22 November, Professionals need to arrive 11am, at Middlesbrough House.

5. You'll be taking part in various opportunities during this week and we'll give you a timetable of where you need to be and when! Each working day for young people will end at 4.30pm at the latest. You can expect to be involved in BIG TAKEOVER activities for 3 mornings/afternoons during the week.

REGISTRATION CLOSES -> 5pm 29 October 2021!

You will be introduced to your BIG Takeover partner 2 weeks beforehand with information about each other to break the ice!

Young people - you will be invited to a series of training workshops to help give you new skills and confidence to get the most out of this opportunity.

Senior leaders - we will meet with you to help you develop your BIG BUSINESS CHALLENGE and problem solve any additional challenges you have when supporting a young person for the week.

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Organiser The Participation People

Organiser of MBC | Middlesbrough's BIG Takeover 2021

The Participation People are an youth participation specialist company. We deliver and manage local, national and international youth participation programmes, projects and training. We're all about #youthvoice and love #playdoh!   We're proud to be working in partnership with the Wandsworth Borough Council and London Borough of Southwark to make #youthvoice meaningful, powerful and impactful!

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