There are lots of different types of discrimination, but all types of discrimination have an affect on children and young people’s lives. Lots of people are discriminated against because of their race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion, to highlight just a few.
Young NCB wants to change the attitudes of people that discriminate against others, and let young people know where they can go, who they can talk to and what they can do if they are facing discrimination.
Our latest workshops on Young NCB's priorities:
|At the November meeting we looked at the blurb for the Challenging Discrimination survey, to check that the Advisory Group were happy that it included everything they wanted it to say - so what is Young NCB, why are we doing this survey and why do we want people to complete it. We also looked at the feedback from the pilot survey so now we are ready to send it out!||
We also had two staff from NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society) who came to tell us all about their charity and about what life might be like for deaf young people. We learnt all about the NDCS campaign which tells young people that simple things can make a difference – like turning to face a deaf person when you are speaking so that they can see what you are saying.
|At the September residential, the Advisory Group decided on the final questions to be included in the survey which they want to send to as many children and young people as possible to find out what they think about the topic. They made amendments to some of the questions in how they were worded and were careful to check whether they thought the questions would make sense to children and young people. Now we are ready to pilot the survey to see whether it makes sense and to make sure we have done in right!|
|Much of the time in this meeting focussed on the priority work around developing the two areas. We looked at the discrimination survey and what we want to include by reviewing the Young NCB equality and diversity statement and looking at definitions of discrimination.||
The Advisory Group developed timelines for each priority project, so that we would know what we have to do and when from now right up until the end of next year. They worked in two groups focusing on a priority each to think about a plan of action using the trees, the projects plans we made on the templates earlier and the timeline to help us.
|GROUP 1 – “challenging discrimination” - the Advisory Group began thinking about questions that could form part of the research over the summer. The group brainstormed ideas of what questions they would like to be in a survey to find out about how children and young people are affected by discrimination.|
The Advisory Group discussed how discrimination affects children and young people differently depending on what age group they fall in to.
|In this Advisory Group meeting on Saturday 18 February we looked at our new priority headlines in more detail. The Advisory Group thought about what they could do and what they hoped to accomplish under each of the priorities by creating ‘Priority Trees’. This exercise aimed to get initial thoughts and ideas for each priority.||