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The Centre Seminar: Embedding CYP participation / Change in the NHS

UCLan, School of Social Work, Care and Community

Monday, 12 May 2014 from 16:00 to 17:30 (BST)

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Embedding children and young people’s participation in health and social care services - presented by Louca-Mai Brady, postgraduate researcher at the University of the West of England and independent consultant

 

The case for children and young people’s participation has been well-documented, but there is a lack of evidence on how to ensure that their participation in health and social care service settings is meaningful for all those involved, effective in terms of impacts on service decision-making and outcomes for children and young people, and sustained. Louca-Mai is currently using action research to explore these issues in two case studies, as part of her doctoral research. In this seminar she will explore what it means to ‘embed’ children and young people’s participation in health and social care services and discuss some of the issues emerging from her research and a number of related workshops. Attendees will also have an opportunity to contribute to this on-going work by reflecting on their own knowledge and experience of children and young people’s participation in health and social care, and what is required for that participation to be meaningful, effective and sustained.

 

Louca-Mai Brady has longstanding interests in children and young people’s participation and facilitating their involvement in research, policy and practice. She has over 16 years’ experience as a social researcher working in the voluntary and public sectors, including the Disability Rights Commission. Her most recent role was as a senior researcher at the National Children’s Bureau Research Centre, where she led the Centre’s work on the involvement in children and young people in research and co-authored guidelines on research with children and young people. Louca-Mai has a particular interest in children and young people’s involvement in health and social care services and research and since 2007 has been a member of INVOLVE, the National Institute for Health Research advisory group that supports public involvement in health, public health and social care research. She also facilitates various training courses including workshops for Guy's and St Thomas and Great Ormond Street NHS Trusts on ‘patient and public involvement in paediatric research’, and she is currently supporting the involvement of young people with experience of using drug and alcohol services in an NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme study.

 

 

Using Youth Led Research to Create Change in the NHS - presented by Dan Moxon, Director - People, Dialogue and Change; Associate Director - The Centre for Children and Young People's Participation, University of Central Lancashire

This seminar will explore the possibilities and limits offered by research led by young people as a method of creating changes in NHS Services. Drawing on the learning from a number of pieces of youth led research in the health sector, Dan will explore and present the impact of these pieces of the work on policy design and service delivery, and the challenges faced when using young people's voices as the starting point for service design.

Dan is an expert in the field of youth participation, with over 15 years experience working with children , young people and families in both the voluntary, public and for-profit sectors. He has worked on participation and youth led research programmes on behalf of Cheshire and Merseyside Public Health Network, The Child Health Development Programme, The Department of Health, NHS-NW, The North West Regional Youth Work Unit, Tobacco Free Futures and many others. Dan is currently the Director of People Dialogue and Change,and an Associate Director at the University of Central Lancashire’s Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation.

 

 

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University of Central Lancashire
Harrington Building room 337
Adelphi / Victoria Streets
PR1 7DR Preston
United Kingdom

Monday, 12 May 2014 from 16:00 to 17:30 (BST)


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UCLan School of Social Work, Care and Community organises NoWDoc with partner universities across the North West. For more details please vist our website www.nowdoc.net.

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