Children & Young People’s Service 2008 and 2009….. Sandy Bowden Children’s Services Co-ordinator
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service 2008 Children & Young People’s Activities Ski Camp - Scotland Drama Workshops – London & Glasgow Football Workshop – Dorset Summer Camp – Somerset Water Sports Workshop – Cumbria Council Meetings – London, Edinburgh, Manchester & Birmingham
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Ski Camp 2008 - Scotland 8 Young people came to Ski Camp 2 of the 8 young people were new to the service Transport Provided NEW centre used Great feedback from the young people Another planned for 2009
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Drama Workshops – London & Glasgow London Workshop – 6 attendees Glasgow Workshop – 3 attendees Low numbers but out of the 9 attendees 6 were new children to the service. Will run again in 2009 with more promotion to take place
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Football Workshop - Dorset 6 Children attended aged between 8 and 15 years old. Out of the 6 children 5 were new to the service. One child went on to attend summer camp, one child went on to join in another workshop and one went on to join the children’s council.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Summer Camp 2008 - Somerset 22 Children attended summer camp – Full capacity! New Centre New Activities Great feedback from children & parents Out of the 22 attendees 12 were new children to the service with 10 returners.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Water Sports Workshop - Cumbria 12 Young people signed up with 5 on the waiting list. 8 Turned up on the day The workshop was just for those aged 13 – 17 years old 7 out of the 8 young people were new to the service
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Children & Young People’s Council We started 2008 with 9 council members. 8 members have been active, attending meetings regularly There have been 3 new applications during 2008 Going into 2009 we have 11 active members The council have made important decisions about the NEW websites and Left Clip Magazine.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Other children’s projects during 2008 The launch of two new websites at Westminster Abbey: www.clapakidz.com – games, information www.clapakidz.com www.clapaedge.com – forums, information www.clapaedge.com Left Clip is now being published more frequently.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Conclusions about 2008 32 New children took part in various activities up and down the UK, 53 in total (not including the council members or Left Clip readers) A lot of pilot activities took place throughout 2008 with important lessons being learnt for 2009. The inclusion of more one day workshops and the launch of the websites has added an extra dimension to children’s services being offered. Children are having more of a say about what activities are being offered - children’s council and continuous evaluation.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service What’s coming up in 2009…. Ski Camp, Summer Camp, Drama Workshop, Water sports workshop. New activities will include a drama weekend, puppet workshop, multi-sports day and a Father & Kids Day.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service NEW Projects for 2009 Parents Pack – The School Years (Key Stages). Developing more literature for children and young people – Fact Sheets.
CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Final Thoughts … 2008 has been thought provoking, busy, fun and a learning curve for CLAPA’s children’s services. 2009 will be all this and more! “His confidence in his abilities is increased by taking part in (CLAPA) activities which rubs off in his schoolwork and social life…. they give children the chance to just be themselves without the worry of people staring and asking questions” – Parent.
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CLAPA Children & Young People's Service Alex Barker reports on her experiences of attending CLAPA activities in 2008