Why we did the survey
In the last 5 years, technology, politics, and our environment, has changed significantly. These things have an impact on the hopes and needs of young people in Hertfordshire.
We wanted to make sure that the services on offer for young people in Hertfordshire are still relevant to young people and match the support they need now. So it was important for us to give them an opportunity to let us know what they would like from out-of-school provision, the issues of importance to them, and how we can improve services and support on offer, through the young people's survey.
Creating a survey that is aimed at all young people
Our goal for the survey was to make sure that any young person could take part.This meant creating something for a wide range of needs and abilities. This goal affected how we built the survey - thinking about how we wrote the questions, how we structured the survey, and how we shared the survey with young people.
We decided the best way to make a survey that works for everyone was to create two versions - with one for young people with special educational needs (SEN), to allow us to really focus on accessibility.
Our YC Hertfordshire colleagues with expertise in SEN and accessibility, contributed to the development of our SEN survey. To make it as easy as possible for schools and SEN students to complete the survey, we also offered youth workers and personal advisors to go into classrooms to help students complete it.
What we'd like to learn:
We hope the results of the survey will help us to ensure that we are delivering valuable, inclusive, and relevant services and activities for young people. The hope is that the survey will empower young people to tell us what they like and what we need to do better, which will contribute to making a difference to their local communities.
We will publish the results of the survey in spring 2020.
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