Sharing your views

Do you:

  • Feel that you would like to change your community?
  • Feel passionate about something?
  • Like to help others?
  • Know how to get your voice heard?

It is important that everyone has the chance to have their say and that people listen to you, especially when this is about you.

How do you get your voice heard?

There are groups that you can join, you could have a part in deciding how this website is developed, or you can take part in consultations about the things you feel are important.

Find local groups:

  • DRAGON Project - DRAGON stands for Disability Real Action Group of Norfolk. Run by the Norfolk Children with Disabilities access and services team, the group helps young people with disabilities get their opinions heard by service providers 
  • Norfolk County Council Your Voice - if you are over 16-years-old you can take part in focus groups, surveys and mystery shopping, and help create local services
  • School Councils - ask your school if you can get involved in your school council
  • Student Councils and Student Unions - ask your sixth form, college or university if you can get involved in your student council or student union
  • UK Youth Parliament - if you are 11-18 years-old you can stand for election as a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) and use your voice to make social change 

Children and Young People's Local Offer Forum

Would you like to help us create and keep this part of the website up-to-date? 

The Local Offer team wants to:

  • Have the information you want to see about special educational needs
  • Be easy to use
  • Be easy to understand

We have created a ‘Children and Young Persons Local Offer Forum’, where groups of children and young people can tell us what they want to see on the Local Offer website. If you would like to take part, speak to your teacher, tutor or group leader and ask them to email send@norfolk.gov.uk

We will visit your school, college or group twice. Once to hear your views and then again to show you what we have changed.

Children and Young Persons Local Offer Forum meetings

On the 23 November 2017, we had our very first forum meeting when the Local Offer team joined the Cromer cluster of schools. Eight young people from Cromer Junior School with some of their teachers and Kids Young People Engagement team, helped us look at:

  • Are we using the right pictures?
  • Could they understand the words we are using on the website
  • Could they find information on the website that we asked them to find

The Local Offer team got a lot of helpful information and will be going back to Cromer Junior School in February 2018, to show them what changes we have made.

Consultations

Elections

Download this easy read guide to voting in England (pdf).

Remember, if you are 18-years-old or over you have the right to vote in local and general elections. Before you can do this you must have registered to be on the electoral register.

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