Belfast Resilience Strategy

The Belfast Resilience Strategy is focused on future proofing the city and supporting the transition to an inclusive, climate resilient, low carbon economy. Join us as we host a series of community engagement workshops discussing the draft Belfast Resilience Strategy. To register book a free place on Eventbrite at one on the workshops in your area: –

West

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Falls Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Lower Shankill Local Discussion

East

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Short Strand Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Inner East Belfast Local Discussion

South

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Markets Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Donegal Pass Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Lower Ormeau Local Discussion

North

Belfast Resilience Strategy, Tiger’s Bay Local Discussion

Belfast Resilience Strategy, New Lodge Local Discussion

 

Southern Area LPG Newsletter 20 February 2020

Please see below, Issue 26 of the Southern Area LPG Members Newsletter, ‘FYI’.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have completed our recent feedback survey. Your positive comments are very much appreciated and we are delighted to hear that our fortnightly e-bulletin is making a real difference on the ground! For anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to complete the ‘FYI’ survey, as yet, you still have time… (See the attached document, for your convenience.)  Please do also continue to share ‘FYI’ with your contacts, so that we can continue to improve outcomes for children and young people in the Southern Trust area.

Southern Area LPG FYI – Issue 26 – 20 February 2020

FYI Newsletter Feedback Survey – Jan/Feb 2020

Participation for Protection (P4P)

Participation for Protection (P4P) is a European Commission funded project aimed at enhancing child-centred approaches and rights-based supports and treatments for children and young people who experience violence, and for those who work with them to better understand their needs. The project led by Dr Siobhan McAlister, Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast included partners from Austria; Belgium; Germany; the Republic of Ireland; Romania; and the UK.

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, under the directorship of Professor Laura Lundy, has pioneered an innovative methodology for conducting rights-based participatory research with children – ‘The Lundy Model’ (based on four key concepts – Space, Voice, Audience and Influence). P4P is an excellent example of the Lundy Model in practice as it developed child-informed training and resources for children and young people, and professionals, focused on what really matters to children who have experienced violence. The resources build the capacity of children who have experienced violence to claim their rights and also builds the capacity of professionals to fulfil their obligations to the children they work with.

P4P consulted with over 1300 children and young people, aged 8-18 years, across the partner countries regarding their views on what constitutes harm, what helps in terms of disclosure and what makes for good service responses. Consultations involved children in schools, and specific groups at risk of, or already experiencing violence, including: children in care; children in detention/ in conflict with the law; Roma or Traveller children; children living in high conflict communities; child migrants and refugees; children with experience of domestic violence; and children who identify as LGBTQ+.

Importantly, two children and young people’s advisory groups, based in Northern Ireland, were recruited from St Ita’s Primary School, Include Youth’s Give and Take Programme and Newstart Education Centre. They informed key aspects of the project such as developing consultation tools to use with other children and young people, and interpreting the data to draw out key messages from the consultations that provided a framework for the training programme.

The project originated from the belief that while there may be training resources for trainees and professionals who work with children experiencing violence, or at risk of violence, these are often developed by adults and hence from an adult perspective. The P4P team wanted to understand from children’s perspectives: what constituted violence; what might act as barriers to disclosing violence and seeking support; what constituted useful support; and how professionals could better respond to their needs.

The training resources, including a short animation which was co-designed with young people can be accessed in the link below.

https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/participation-for-protection/

 

Southern Area LPGs Information Bulletin 23rd January 2020

Welcome to the 24th edition of our information bulletin, FYI (For Your Information).

One year on from the first issue of FYI was circulated and the newsletter goes from strength to strength. Thank you to all of those organisations who have submitted flyers across the past year. Please keep your information and updates coming!

FYI For Your Information Issue 24 – 23rd January 2020

Newsletter Feedback Survey – January 2020