Draft Youth Engagement Framework 2015-17

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This consultation is closed for comment. We are currently collating all responses and will get back to you with a summary.

The City of Launceston wants to know how we can better engage Launceston's young people.

The Draft Youth Engagement Framework 2015-17 aims to provide a strategic approach to our youth engagement in order to ensure that young people's diverse views, experiences and needs are valued and incorporated into our strategic planning.

This in turn will ensure that young people are at the centre of the policies, strategies, services and activities that are developed for them, and that young people are enabled and empowered to actively participate and take charge of their lives.

The Draft Framework incorporates our Vision, Aim, Values and Goals, and includes an Action Plan 2015/16 to describe how we will achieve these Goals. These have been developed in early consultations with over 250 community members, most of whom are young people aged 12-25.

We now seek broader input into the Draft Framework from young people, agencies that work with young people, and other members of our community.

There are many ways to have your say:

  1. Take the YOUTH SURVEY if you are between 12 and 25 years of age
  2. If you work with young people or are involved with youth in any way, or if you are one of the young people, you can JOIN IN A CONVERSATION with others or, just RESPOND TO THE SECTION QUESTIONS
  3. You can also WRITE TO US at the City of Launceston, PO Box 396, Launceston, Tas 7250.

If you would like to talk to someone, please call Tamara Clark, Youth Development Officer on 03 6323 3219 or email Tamara at tamara.clark@launceston.tas.gov.au





This consultation is closed for comment. We are currently collating all responses and will get back to you with a summary.

The City of Launceston wants to know how we can better engage Launceston's young people.

The Draft Youth Engagement Framework 2015-17 aims to provide a strategic approach to our youth engagement in order to ensure that young people's diverse views, experiences and needs are valued and incorporated into our strategic planning.

This in turn will ensure that young people are at the centre of the policies, strategies, services and activities that are developed for them, and that young people are enabled and empowered to actively participate and take charge of their lives.

The Draft Framework incorporates our Vision, Aim, Values and Goals, and includes an Action Plan 2015/16 to describe how we will achieve these Goals. These have been developed in early consultations with over 250 community members, most of whom are young people aged 12-25.

We now seek broader input into the Draft Framework from young people, agencies that work with young people, and other members of our community.

There are many ways to have your say:

  1. Take the YOUTH SURVEY if you are between 12 and 25 years of age
  2. If you work with young people or are involved with youth in any way, or if you are one of the young people, you can JOIN IN A CONVERSATION with others or, just RESPOND TO THE SECTION QUESTIONS
  3. You can also WRITE TO US at the City of Launceston, PO Box 396, Launceston, Tas 7250.

If you would like to talk to someone, please call Tamara Clark, Youth Development Officer on 03 6323 3219 or email Tamara at tamara.clark@launceston.tas.gov.au





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  • Section 1 outlines the Vision, Aim and Values of the Draft Youth Engagement Framework

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    It also lists an Action Plan for 2015/16.   We invite you to have a read of this Section, and have your say by responding to any of these questions or, by joining in a conversation with others. 
    1. What would you change in the draft Youth Engagement Framework?
    2. What else would you include in the draft Youth Engagement Framework?
    3. What are some other ways that the City of Launceston can engage its young people or work with other organisations to do so?

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  • Section 2 asks who the City of Launceston's young people are

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    We invite you to read this Section and tell us how we can provide more opportunities and help to young people.  You can have your say by responding to any of these questions, or if you'd like, you can join in a conversation with others. 
    1. How can we provide more opportunities for young people to gain employment?
    2. What would improve young people's opportunities to balance work and education with family and friends?
    3. What do you see as the key drug and alcohol issues for our city and region?  What's needed to prevent these issues becoming greater problems for our young people?
    4. What ideas do you have for making transport and housing more accessible and affordable?
    5. What do you see as the main concerns in regard to community attitudes towards young people?  How can we improve these attitudes and demonstrate the contribution young people make to our community?
    6. What are the main safety concerns for young people?  What's needed to ensure our young people feel safe within their homes and in their communities?
    7. How do we help young people grow in self-confidence and self-esteem?
    8. How do we ensure our young people feel a sense of belonging within their own communities?

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  • Section 5.1 tell you what we are currently doing

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    If you'd like to read what the young people have told us, have a read of the Section and have your say by responding to the questions below or, join in a conversation with others. 

    1. What role should YAG play in the Council's Youth Engagement Framework?
    2. How can YAG better achieve the goals young people have identified as wanting from such a group e.g. skills development, leadership, getting a say into local planning and other issues?
    3. How can the Council increase and diversify YAG's membership in order to make it more representative?
    4. What other ways can the Council engage young people who do not want to commit to a group such as YAG?
    5. What skills development opportunities would benefit young people?  What opportunities could Council provide?
    6. What leadership skills would be beneficial to young people?
    7. 5.1.7 What current youth issues are the most important to our young people and the greater community?
    8. 5.1.8 How can the City of Launceston better utilise social media as an engagement tool with young people?

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  • Section 5.2 says how we are working with schools, colleges and universities.

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    Have a read about SEED (Student Executive Equity Development), the new pilot program run by the City of Launceston, and have your say or join in a conversation with others and tell us what other ways we can work with schools, colleges and universities.  

    1. What are other ways the City of Launceston can work with schools, colleges and universities to better engage young people and foster active citizenship?
    2. How can the City of Launceston support education providers in the work they do in fostering our young people?
    3. How can the City of Launceston get a broader voice from schools, colleges and universities into policy and planning?
    4. How can social media be better utilised to get a broader youth voice into the City of Launceston?


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  • Section 6 tells you how we are working with other agencies

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    Established in 1991, the Northern Youth Co-ordinating Committee (NYCC) is a special committee of the Council as defined in the Local Government Act (Tas) 1993, s.24

    We invite you to have a read of this section and have your say by responding to one or two of these questions, or join in a conversation with others. 

    1. What are other ways the City of Launceston can work with agencies to better engage young people and foster active citizenship?
    2. How can the City of Launceston support youth providers in the work they do in fostering our young people?
    3. How can the City of Launceston get a broader voice from agencies that work with young people into policy and planning?


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  • Section 7 tells you about youth development programs and activities

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    Through its annual planning process, the City of Launceston identifies, develops and runs projects, programs and activities independently and in collaboration with other agencies to engage young people and address priority issues. 

    We invite you to have a read of this section, and have your say by responding to any of these questions, or join in a conversation with others. 

    1. What are other ways the City of Launceston can work with agencies to better engage young people and foster active citizenship, particularly with those young people who are 'hard to reach'?
    2. How can the City of Launceston get a broader youth voice and youth agency voice into the annual planning process to ensure the 'right' projects, programs and activities are supported?

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