We recognise the most important influence in a child’s life is family. Children who grow up with safe, stable and nurturing relationships form stronger friendships, develop greater resilience, achieve more in school and are more likely to build positive relationships throughout their lives.
We are child focussed in our intent but recognise that the most effective way to help and protect children is to work alongside the whole family. Therefore strengthening families is central to our aims as we know that families have greater capacity for change when we work with them as partners. This is part of an evidence based approach known asRestorative Practice.
We aim to embed a culture across our workforce where dignity and respect is the basis for our interventions. Every member of staff will understand the principles of Restorative Practice and its ethos will underpin all of our work and align to the borough vision of ‘Forging a Future for all’.
This is the 14th year that Dudley Youth Council, with the support of the youth service has celebrated the incredible young people aged 11-19 (and up to 25 for those with a disability) we have in the borough.
Dudley Youth Council represents 11-19 year-olds (up to 25 for those with a disability) who live in the Dudley Borough. This year, there are 10 Award Categories: You will be asked to select the award category that you are nominating for later in this form. You can make more than 1 nomination but must complete a different nomination form for each nomination. Nomination categories:
CREATIVITY AWARD - this award celebrates young people’s artistic and creative talent.
SPORT AWARD - this award celebrates young people’s sporting talents and achievements.
CONTRIBUTION TO SCHOOL OR FURTHER EDUCATION AWARD – this award celebrates young people’s learning and educational achievements
ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATION AWARD - this award celebrates young people who have helped in improving their local environment and in making their community a greener place
INSPIRATION AWARD - OVERCOMING ADVERSITY - this award celebrates inspiring young people who show incredible commitment, courage and determination when facing challenges.INSPIRATION AWARD - INSPIRING OTHERS - this award celebrates young people who are compassionate towards others and excellent role models.
COMMUNITY, CHARITY AND VOLUNTARY AWARD - GROUP - for groups of young people who have made an impact together to the lives of others in the local community
LEADERSHIP AWARD (new for 2018/19) - this award recognises young people who have shown their leadership skills, styles and qualities in improving things for others
FREEDOM AWARD (new for 2018/19) - this award recognises young people who have championed causes that bring about more equality and hope for all
INSPIRING FUTURES AWARD is the only award in the ceremony which adults can be nominated for. This is to recognise adults who make an outstanding contribution to a young person/people. Only Young People can nominate in this category. To make a nomination and to find out more visit: