Speak Out

SpeakOut is a county wide virtual group for 11-16 year olds, which supports young people’s wellbeing and gives them the opportunity to get involved in Kent Youth Voice, the National HeadStart evaluation group and making decisions on Pay it Forward funding applications.

For more information email tromie-lee.dodd@kent.gov.uk

Young people have had opportunities to lead on aspects including the:

  • MoodSpark website development
  • Evaluation of aspects of the HeadStart Kent programme and Pay it Forward grant scheme
  • Participation of the recruitment and commissioning of the HeadStart Kent programme.

Staff regularly join the group to get feedback, share information and consult about the programme.  Attendees can include:

  • Evaluations Officer
  • Marketing and Communications Officer
  • Data Team
  • Senior Managers.

Regular district meetings with young people are available to support local co-production. Feedback from the meetings is then fed into our central groups.