Community Action Suffolk and Suffolk County Council have developed the Suffolk Youth Charter with the aim to celebrate the work organisations undertake in contributing to the progress, learning and development of young people in Suffolk.
The Suffolk Youth Charter is a statement of intent by an organisation, demonstrating that it is committed to working together with young people and to the continual development and improvement of its service for young children and young people.
It also provides a platform to showcase the work they undertake in contributing to the progress, learning and development of young people.
- The Suffolk Youth Charter comprises a simple set of statements that your organisation can commit to and display
- The Suffolk Youth Charter has a useful development tool to support you with embedding the Youth Charter in your organisation
- CAS members also get access to additional resources and information with the Youth Charter
- This is also a requirement of the CYP safeguarding element of the Community Action Suffolk Quality Standard
The Suffolk Youth Charter
- We are committed to the young people participating in our service and to improving the quality of their participation and experience.
- We engage with the children and young people and involve them in the decision making process within their service
- We actively welcome children and young people’s feedback
- We offer an appropriate range of opportunities and positive activities which promote the health and wellbeing of young people
- We are committed to young people’s personal and physical safety and ensure they are safeguarded whilst enabling them to remain engaged and active
- We recognise the importance of children and young peoples self-esteem
- We recognise children and young people’s achievements
- We ensure that individuality, differences and diversity are valued and celebrated
- We have registered our service on Suffolk Infolink to publicise our service to others.
Who is it for?
It is suitable for voluntary and community groups including Community Interest Companies CICs, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs), Trusts, Charities, village halls, sports clubs and other Community groups working with young people. You do not have to be a Community Action Suffolk member to commit to the Charter. However, if you want to access the additional resources that accompany the Charter you will need to be a member and access them in the Members area.
What do I do next?
- You can download the development tool and work through the Suffolk Youth Charter
- Once you are committed to the Suffolk Youth Charter, you can download it and display it
If you want to join the CAS network click here.