Children’s Commission: Young People’s Voices in Strategic Planning – Phase 1 Results

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In March and April 2020 over 200 young people took part in Phase 1 of Young People's Voices in Strategic Planning.  The information collected from here will go towards the Falkirk Children's Rights Plan and the Integrated Children's Plan (ICSP) 2021-2023. These plans will be submitted to Government by 31st March 2021.

In Phase 1 we asked five questions about what makes your days good or bad.

  • 1.  What makes a good day in your life?
  • 2a. What helps?
  • 2b. What gets in the way?
  • 3.  What are your dreams and aspirations?
  • 4.  What has made the biggest difference in your life?

The answers were categorised into the different sections of the SHANARRI Wellbeing Indicators which are:

Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected Responsible and Included.

 

Please see below the most popular themes/answers for each question.

 

1.  What makes a good day in your life?

Question 1 Results, What makes a good day in your life?

Included

Young People across Falkirk told us that these things were important to having a good day:

  • Friends
  • Gaming
  • CLD Group

Active

Young People across Falkirk told us these things were important to having a good day:

  • No school
  • Doing Things
  • Fun

 

2a. What helps?

Question 2a Results, What helps you to have a good day?

Included

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important to helping them have a good day:

  • Friends
  • Money
  • Transport

Active

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important to helping them have a good day:

  • Time Off
  • Doing Things
  • Being Outdoors

 

2b. What gets in the way?

Question 2b Results

Achieving

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important:

  • Homework 
  • Exams

 

Active

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important:

  • Friends
  • Distance of places from your town

 

3. What are your dreams and aspirations?

Question 3 - What are your dreams and aspirations?

Achieving

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important:

  • House
  • Car
  • Further Education
  • Getting a particular job

 

Responsible

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important:

  • Getting a job
  • Helping others

 

4. What has made the biggest difference in your life?

Question 4 - What has made the biggest difference in your life?

Nurtured

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important:

  • Family
  • Teachers
  • Animals

Active

Young people across Falkirk told us these things were important:

  • Football
  • Drama
  • Mixed Martial Arts

 

Phase 2 information is on another article on Young Scot - There are prizes to be won for taking part.

Follow link below to access the article and link to the Phase 2 Questionnaires.

https://young.scot/get-informed/falkirk/children-s-commission-young-people-s-voices-in-strategic-planning-phase-2

 

Any questions regarding the results from Phase 1 please email:

girfec@falkirk.gov.uk