The National Children’s Bureau is on the search for young people aged between 11 and 14 to be part of a new advisory group.

The Participation Team is looking to recruit 12 young people to share their experiences and views on children and young people’s healthcare in England. If chosen you will form part of a fixed one year term on the advisory group and will meet with the group four times throughout the year where you will be able to share your experiences and thoughts to help improve healthcare for young people in England.

The National Children’s Bureau is working with health organisations National Guideline Alliance and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to help find out more about young people’s experiences with the healthcare system.

Your answers to their questions will help them to write a set of guidelines to be used by healthcare staff to give children and young people positive experiences of healthcare.

You will

  • Share your experiences and expertise
  • Give feedback and advice
  • Talk to professionals about how to make positive changes to improve things for all young people who need healthcare.

You will need to

  • be available to come to 4 group meetings in London
  • be available to attend meetings with adults (if possible)
  • be able to share thoughts and ideas with adults, some of whom have healthcare jobs
  • be able to work together with both adults and young people

Why get involved?

National Children’s Bureau thinks it is important that young people have a say in how they are supported and in the health services that are there to help them.

They want to hear from as many young people as possible and make sure that all young people can be involved in decisions about their healthcare and support.

What will you gain?

  • Get to meet and work with new people
  • Get to share your views and ideas
  • Gain new skills
  • Help to make healthcare and services reflect what young people think
  • Take part in meetings

The National Children’s Bureau will pay your travel expenses to take part in meetings and other activities.

If you are aged between 11 and 14 and are interested in being involved you must fill in an application telling them a bit more about yourself and submit it by Friday 1st November – you must also be able to attend the first meeting in London on Saturday 9th November.

Apply now

Read more articles here

Get your copy of PosAbility Magazine