30/11/2023 - Permalink

Reminder for young people in Shropshire to complete youth survey

Related topics: Children's services / Community

Shropshire Council’s Youth Support service is urging young people across the county to have their say about the area and community they live in.

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The youth survey, launched on 7 November, has been extended to the 8 December and young people from 11 onwards are being encouraged to take part.

The survey only takes 5 minutes to complete and asks young people how they feel about the local facilities and services in their local area. Feedback from the survey will help form part of the development to create a youth offer for young people in Shropshire.

Having a good youth offer which meets the needs of young people in their communities, can reduce issues such as anti-social behaviour, exploitation and substance misuse. It can also help the council to re-connect young people with their communities making sure there are sufficient leisure time and personal and social education opportunities for young people to engage with.

Councillor Kirstie Hurst-Knight, cabinet member for children and education said:

“We really want to encourage as many young people as possible to take part in our youth survey. The survey will give us an understanding of what young people need and how they feel about the communities they live in.

“It is critical that we hear from as many young people’s voices as we can through the questionnaire, as this will inform our Youth Offer, so please do take part and have your say!”

Helena Williams, youth support team manager at the council’s Shropshire Youth service added:

“Shropshire Youth aims is to help improve the community for young people.

“So we know what we can do to help, we’re asking young people all over Shropshire to fill in this questionnaire.

“By taking the time to do this, you will have an active role in making your community better for you and other young people in Shropshire.

“Please do take a few minutes and take part and encourage your friends to do so too.”

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The team have recently set up a new Instagram account. @shropshireyouth offers a place to promote the work of the council’s youth service and the support they offer to young people. It will also be used to post regular events and provide an opportunity for young people to engage with our youth work team as well as share relevant information that supports young people’s personal and social development.

Deadline for feedback is Friday 8 December.

To take part visit: Shropshire Youth Survey November 2023 | Shropshire Council