Build Our Futures - Youth Voice Forum

NCD UK 2022

BOF Summit

young peoples priorities

BOF Forum Priorities

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How we work


We Said, They Did!


Why we do it?

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BOF are running a training programme for children and young people in Wakefield to help us make a difference and have our say! 

Build Our Futures Young People’s Accredited Training

Let your participation worker, Rich  know if you would like to take part in any of the following training:

Listening Training

Learn how to really listen and how to develop ways of helping people express themselves

Resilience Training

Learn and practice skills to help you feel good about yourself and bounce back from trauma.

Equality and Diversity Training

Challenge your own stereotypes, learn new ways of seeing life and celebrate difference.

Participation Training

Learn about basic rights to have your say, develop skills in chairing meetings, making a difference and getting the best out of people.

Interviewing adults for jobs with children

"It’s not fair to employ a social worker without children interviewing them because what would happen if they got the job then found out that children don’t like them?” 

Learn about selection and recruitment, questioning, assessment and deciding who is fit to work with children and young people.

Training adults to support children

Learn about presentation skills, co working, and challenging adults to give better support to children and young people.

Peer Mentoring

To do this training you need to have completed of all the other training. 

Learn how to support your peers, advocate for them, help them find their voice, and keep yourself safe.