Best practice examples

Here you can find case studies from the Youth4U - Young Inspectors pilot programme 2009-2011.

They have been written by regional workers and organisations rolling out the programme nationally, who share their experiences, what they have learnt and the changes that the programme has brought to them, the young people they work with, and their organisations.

Barking & Dagenham (315 KB PDF)
Case Study from Kevin Donovan, Child Voice Co-ordinator, Intergrated Family Services, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. The Youth 4U - Young Inspectors programme was a way of enabling young people to shape services, identify their current strengths and weaknesses from a young person’s perspective.

Bromley Case Study (310 KB PDF)
Case study from Jan Smith, Youth Service Manager, London Borough of Bromley. Youth4U - Young Inspectors programme Bromley the opportunity to get young people to explore services that they did not previously have the resources for.

Sutton Case Study (452 KB PDF)
Case study from Eny Osung, Local Support Worker, Sutton. The Youth4U – Youth Inspectors team from Mitcham, Surrey, chose to inspect the Leaving Care Team in North Cheam.

Calderdale Case Study (369 KB PDF)
Case study from Robert Glover, Local Support Worker, about the first service which was inspected by the Youth4U - Young Inspectors programme, Calderdale which was the Calderdale children’s library service.

Dorest Case Study (466 KB PDF)
Case study from Victoria Rhodes, Group Manager Children’s Services, Dorset. Action for Children (Dorset) was first alerted to the opportunity to be involved in the Youth4U – Young Inspectors programme through internal and external contacts.

You can read case studies written by young inspectors on the British Youth Council website.

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British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB