Young people are often misrepresented or not represented in engagement processes despite being a key demographic in society and the group that will have to live with key decisions influenced by these processes. This project will work with key stakeholders in the public sector but also, and critically young people themselves to co design new tools for engagement. We will not be adopting a hard definition of the age range we will be working with, instead we will be guided by the requirements and perspectives of our partners. This project will develop tools for translation with young people over 5 phases with prototype tools created in four of these phases. Initially these tools are aimed at specific sectors of partners (e.g. policy makers). Later phases will co-​design tools that focus on cross sector translation by bringing together collaborators from across sectors. In this way we build up trust and relevant tools directly with sector partners before asking them to go outside their comfort zones by co-​designing with partners in other sectors with very different perspectives and approaches.

Latest Activity

Revisiting the Young Designers to tell them about the Amazing Tools

It’s been just over a year since Leapfrog has visited  Child Action Northwest to spend time with the young co-​​designers we worked with for the Working with Young People project.  A lot …

Leapfrog wins the British Youth Councils Youth on Board Innovation award!

Leapfrog’s collection of creative and effective communication tools, designed to give young people a voice in decision-​​making, has won the award for ‘The Inspirer’ newspaper which was developed in partnership with …

Target Control Helps to Change a Child’s Life

The use of the Leapfrog tool ‘Target Control’ recently helped change the life of a six-​​year-​​old, who had recently lost their Mother.  A family were referred for a Family Group Conference (FGC) …

Young people’s Tool Sharing Event in Elgin

Last week Leapfrog organised a tool sharing event in Elgin, to share young people’s tools from our Major Project – Working with Young people. We had a great turn out from organisations …

Tool sharing session with Amplify Champions at Healthwatch

Leapfrog shared tools in a lively session with an engaged and exciting group of young champions from the Amplify Community Researchers Project, a part of Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen (BwD). The session …

Sharing the Young People’s tools in Scotland

This week Leapfrog organised a Young people’s tool sharing event in Forres. We had some fantastic groups of people from Elgin Youth Café, Elgin and Quarriers, Forres who are the front-​​runners …

Sharing Leapfrog tools for the seldom heard in Blackburn with Darwen

Leapfrog shared tools with an enthusiastic group in a session organized by Ben Pearson at Healthwatch BwD. Healthwatch BwD is about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design …

Leapfrog Major Project One — Working with Young People Report

Leapfrog has produced a report for Major Project One, Working with Young People.  The report covers the workshops and tool co-​​design we did with three different groups, which included service deliverers, policy makers …

The young people have created a legacy that will continue beyond their own involvement”

Partners Christy Walsh, Resource Development Manager at CANW and Gavin Redhead, Children & Young People’s Participation Officer for Blackburn with Darwen Council write about their involvement in the Working with …