Child-to-Child: A Practical Guide, Empowering Children as Active Citizens
by Sara Gibbs, Gillian Mann and Nicola Mathers. This document reflects several years experience from the Child-to-Child project in South London.
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Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Action Zone
is a partnership of health, social services and the voluntary sector. Together
we are working to improve services for local people. To achieve this we are
reducing the health inequalities experienced by local people;
supporting and strengthening disadvantaged communities;
encouraging community involvement, including the participation of children
and young people; and,
ensuring that the experience gained through these areas of work is shared
across the partnership to promote sustainable change.
For more information see www.lslhaz.org.uk
or call 020 7716 7000 ext. 7513.
Groundwork Southwark is part of a federation of Trusts in England,
Wales and Northern Ireland, each working with their partners in deprived
areas to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people
and the success of local businesses.
Each year Groundwork involves tens of thousands of children and young
people in a range of activities designed to bring them into contact with other
people in their community and to increase their own confidence and self-esteem.
Our aim is to get young people interested in the place where they
live and to help them play a full and active part in society. We do this by
encouraging them to take part in practical activities such as making videos
about life in their neighbourhood or planning and designing their own play
areas or youth shelters. Some of these activities are specifically targeted in
areas where there are high levels of crime as a way of harnessing young
people's energy and diverting them away from anti-social behaviour.