The following are the pledges made to the young people who attended this year's Salford Seldom Heard event at Salford City College.
Paul Dennett, Salford City Mayor
To hold a takeover day and let young people take over the City for 1 whole day
Peter Collins, CEO @ Salford Foundation
Salford Foundation to open their trust funding to younger people but will need help to advertise this. They have £5000 worth of trust funding for younger people
Chris Walker, Detective Chief Inspector @ GMP
To do more outreach work in schools whereby GMP come in to discover and discuss problems, particularly gangs. They want to see closer relationships with young people and the police.
Louise Murray, Deputy CEO @ Salford CVS
Wants to see more people fundraise for Salford For Good and also offer more support to charities that help tackle racism.
Cllr Walsh, Executive Lead for Education
Young people will get the chance to write menus for CityWide and they will be used on takeover day.
Cllr Stone, Lead for Children & Young People’s Services
Hold fundraising days with schools to help those less fortunate locally, to collect food, clothes etc.
Tim Rumley, Head of IYSS
Will listen to opinions from the bullying survey and is already promoting reporting hate crime.
Lana Shannon, Interim Head of Safeguarding
Will report all safety issues to Salford Children’s Safeguarding Board plus work with a group of young people to achieve this
Rick Whitehead, Engagement Office @ Salford CCG
Run an event to gather opinions on health from young people. Especially looking at worries and fears during year 6/7 transition and put some lesson plans together with people from education/children’s services about transition
Cathy Starbuck, Assistant Director, Education and Inclusion
Work with all headteachers in City to ensure they support the children who need the most help. Will get schools (primary & secondary) who are best at this to support those who are not so good. She will also look at using funding to help people get to school.
Lewis Nelson, Young Mayor
Will help the homeless by launching an appeal alongside the Youth Council to provide gifts, coats and sleeping bags for the homeless for Christmas.
As the facilitators of the event it will be our responsibility to revisit these pledges and report back to the Children & Young People’s Trust Board on the outcomes.