From challenging inequality to highlighting unseen barriers, Children North East believe real social change is achieved when those who have lived experience lead that change. Listening to the people who live through different situations and challenges can grow understanding and promote alternate, better ways of doing things. Our expert teams facilitate consultations with children, young people and families on projects spanning different themes, ambition, timescales and engagement methods. Whether you want to improve the experience of your organisation for families or put children’s voices at the heart of policy reform, we can support you to collect insights from people with the experiences that matter.
Children North East are the delivery partner of the North of Tyne Poverty Truth Commission, appointed by the North of Tyne Combined Authority.
Children North East are the delivery the Young Advisors group, who supports the NENC ICS's Child Health and Wellbeing Network by providing their thoughts and experiences of a range of healthcare-related topics, feeding into fed back to the Network and Executive Boards within the NHS.
Children North East is currently completing a research project and pilot exploring ways for children and young people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds to engage with and access counselling. The project aims to increase understanding of the barriers faced by displaced young people to participate in therapeutic support.