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Healthwatch BwD Awarded Investing In Children Award



Healthwatch BwD receives Investing in Children Award

Healthwatch BwD have been successful in receiving the Investing in Children Award for their work with children & young people as part of their Amplify Project.

 Investing in Children is a UK initiative that promotes the human rights of children and young people. Over the last 21 years, IiC has developed a range of different ways in which children and young people are supported to say what they want to say, and help to improve services used by them, by discussing their ideas with the adults who run the services.

The Investing in Children Membership Award Scheme recognises and celebrates examples of imaginative and inclusive practice with children and young people. Organisations applying for the award have to demonstrate dialogue with young people which leads to change. However, children and young people have to provide the evidence for the organisation and endorse the membership report because it is a children’s and young people’s award.

The award comes as Healthwatch BwD celebrates two years of the Amplify Project in which time they have engaged with over 2000 children & young people, working in partnerships with schools & youth organisations in the borough. Amplify is designed & delivered by young people to allow them to share their views & expereinces on the things that keep them happy, healthy & feeling good in order to shape local health & social care provision.

Ben Pearson, Project Manager says ‘We are really excited to have received the award, its allowed us to reflect on all we have acheievd in a releatively short time, none of which would have been possible without the commitment & enthusiam of those young people involved.’

A celebration event will take place on Thursday 12th October 4-6pm at Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Police Street, Darwen. For more information contact Healthwatch BwD on 01254 296080