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Tomorrow's Changers - Tuesday 24 September 2019 - Blackpool Resilience Forum


Tomorrow's Changers - Tuesday 24 September 2019 - Blackpool Resilience Forum

Resilience Forum for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research

Topic: Tomorrow’s Changers – Speaker(s) from HeadStart Newham TBC

Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019

Time and Location: 4pm to 6pm (with informal networking from 6pm to 7pm). Details of the venue in Blackpool will be announced soon

Session Summary: HeadStart Newham will present their borough-wide social action project (scheduled to begin week commencing 29th April 2019) involving 15 pupils from each of their 13 secondary schools. This project will support young people to map assets and resources available to them in schools and local communities with the aim of supporting positive wellbeing and building resilience.

During the 12 week project, which will take place during the summer term of 2018/19, HeadStart Newham will be recording the views, feedback, learning and experiences of the young people involved, via video, social media and face to face meetings. They will collate and present these findings at the resilience forum in September and consider how they might contribute to findings from other similar projects. HeadStart Newham will share their learning and together form a template/road map to inform larger scale co-production in other localities.

Biography: Presenter(s) biography to follow

HeadStart Newham – HeadStart Newham focuses on: Youth driven social change Engage young people to create positive social change and make lasting contributions to the place they call home. Choice and improved access Provide choice and access to support for young people when and where they need it and in a way that works for them. Improving outcomes for all Take a population approach to improving outcomes for all young people and families, not one which just focuses on high risk individuals. Prevention not cure Focus on early intervention and prevention to tackle risk factors ‘upstream’, to lessen ‘downstream’ consequences. End to silo working Take a system wide multi-agency approach involving schools, local businesses, community influencers and citizens. Long term commitment Recognise and accept the complexity of the issues facing young people and make brave, evidence and research informed decisions that demand long term commitments to be effective.

Who might be most interested: Intended audience would include school leaders and staff interested in mapping support for young people both in school and on their doorstep, as well as anyone interested in connecting the dots where support and resource for young people is concerned, and in working together rather than in silos.

Key Readings:

Boyle, D., Coote, A., Sherwood, C., & Slay, J. (2010) Right here, right now: taking co-production into the mainstream (Discussion Paper, New Economics Foundation, THE Lab –Innovating public services, NESTA, London. (Available at

Travel Information: Details of the venue to follow shortly


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