Template 2 mapping the impact of organisational change by gigi12

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									This is a simplified (real-life) example to show how to use this template.

Issue or concern raised by children and young people: Young people’s entertainment at the local sports complex

Evidence from                         Evidence of listening                 Evidence of planning                   Evidence of change
Organisation                          Young people told us the              We got a group of young                Usage up, income up, anti-
                                      programme we put on was not           people to set the programme,           social behaviour down
                                      what they wanted                      prices, etc
Specific children and young           We were asked to come with            We put together our ideas and          We got it changed to
people                                our own ideas for how the             all the main ones were put into        Saturdays from Fridays, the
                                      evening should be run                 practice                               price is cheaper and there are
                                                                                                                   better things to do
Other children and young                                                    You can tell that this was             There are usually about 150 of
people and the wider                                                        designed by someone who                us there every Saturday. We
community                                                                   knows what young people                never used to bother going.
                                                                            really want
                                                                                                                   The streets seem quiet on
                                                                                                                   Saturday nights now. It sounds
                                                                                                                   like the young people are
                                                                                                                   having a good time.

Please complete the template below, What’s changed? – mapping the impact of participation activity for each issue or concern resulting in change for
children and young people. Please send a copy of your completed templates to activeinvolvement@nya.org.uk, so that examples of good practice can be
shared on the Hear by Right web pages at www.nya.org.uk/hearbyright.

Further information and support is available by contacting The National Youth Agency on 0116 242 7409,
activeinvolvement@nya.org.uk

Hear by Right (2003), published by The National Youth Agency, is available priced £10.00. Tel: 0116 242 7427; e-mail:
sales@nya.org.uk




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What’s changed? - mapping the impact of participation activity
Name of organisation:
Contact: Name, Title, phone, email

The issue raised by children and young people:
Evidence from      Evidence of listening         Evidence of planning   Evidence of change


Organisation




Specific children
and young
people




Other children
and young
people and the
wider community




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What has changed? - mapping the impact of participation activity

This template What’s changed? is for mapping the impact of                Standard: evidence of listening
participation activity. The success of any participation activity          The organisation can describe and demonstrate how children
must be measured by the changes that have resulted on specific               and young people have been listened to on a specific issue.
issues and concerns raised by children and young people.                   Children and young people can describe and demonstrate how
                                                                             they have been listened to on a specific issue.
Too often consultation leads nowhere. Too often adults listen but
do not act. How did the participation of local children actually affect   Standard: evidence of planning
the plans for the new playground? Disabled young people spoke              The organisation can describe and demonstrate how plans
to officers and elected members of the council about the problems            have been put in place in response to what the children and
of rural transport. What was the outcome? The school council did             young people have said.
a survey about school dinners. Did anything happen as a                    Children and young people can describe and demonstrate how
consequence? The participation of children and young people in               plans have been put in place in response to what they have
the issues that affect them is only as good as the changes to their          said.
benefit that result.                                                      Standard: evidence of change
                                                                           The organisation can describe and demonstrate what changes
“If the people who are supposed to be the beneficiaries of
                                                                             have resulted.
change do not know that it is happening – then it probably is
not happening…” Lord Herman Ouseley                                        Children and young people who have been involved can
                                                                             describe and demonstrate what changes have resulted.
Gaining evidence about the impact of children and young people’s           A wider group of children and young people and others in the
participation comes down to two questions:                                   community can describe and demonstrate improvements in
 Is there evidence of dialogue with children and young people?              response to the specific issue.
 Is there evidence of change as a result?
(Developed by Investing in Children in Durham)
                                                                            This What’s changed? template links to the Hear by Right
                                                                            standards framework, which enables organisations to map the
This template seeks evidence on each Standard for listening,
                                                                            extent and quality of participation by children and young people
planning and change that has resulted from children and young
                                                                            in the organisation and plan for improvement. More details from
people’s participation. You can use it to plan participation activity
                                                                            www.nya.org.uk/hearbyright
and supervision, as well as to record success.




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