September 2019 Update from the Youth Empowerment Squad | Our news

September 2019 Update from the Youth Empowerment Squad

Reviewing Policies, Planning Celebrations & Highlighting the Importance of Children’s Rights

22nd September, 2019 from 1-3pm

At the September meeting, members reviewed the Trust Corporate Admission Policy for Children and Young People. Member’s recommendations included: highlighting the importance of access to mental health services for all patients and giving young people in hospital more of an opportunity to be involved in their care.

YES also reviewed a document created by a young person to help support adolescents while in hospital. This document will make it easier to communicate with medical staff while they are completing ward rounds.

Finally, members began planning the Trust celebration for the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in November. YES plans to work with a professional street artist to create artwork to showcase the importance of children’s rights. YES discussed the Children’s Rights Charter and has taken responsibility to make sure that children and adults know about the Convention and their own rights (as recommended in Article 42).

The Barts Health Youth Empowerment Squad is always looking for ways to expand their network. Coming to YES meetings you will be given a hands-on approach to making a positive change for young people in hospital. Some current YES projects include: involvement in filming videos, trust trainings & planning events. It is an opportunity to voice your opinion and be part of a change. If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Empowerment Squad: click here or check us out on @Instagram @Twitter

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