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Staying Safe

The Young People's Safeguarding Group

The Young People's Safeguarding Group (YPSG) has been formed to gather young people's views on issues to do with 'staying safe'. The group has links with the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board (ERSCB), and will focus on issues and projects raised by them, as well as pieces of work the young people wish to undertake.

This will include the team preparing to do research into Missing Children, and Child Protection Case Conferences.

A member says:

“This group is about meeting new people, learning new things and having fun. It is to discuss issues and topics on safety. It represents the ‘Children in Care Council’, ‘Young People with Disabilities’, ‘Travellers’ and ‘Migrant Worker Children’, and the age group to join is between 11-18 years old. What we hope to achieve is:

  • to make changes
  • build confidence
  • to take part in group work
  • make new friends.” The group is for young people who are living in the East Riding area, who are a member of a minority group or who have involvement with childcare services and who are likely to benefit from such group work.
    The work the group has previously done has been on evaluating websites and leaflets from the ERSCB, as well as sexual health leaflets. The group will also discuss road safety and will be encouraged to identify areas that need change from a young person’s perspective.

The group meets about once a month at the Participation and Rights Team in Anlaby. It is still in its early stages, but the group’s objectives are to give young people a voice, identify needs and influence change for young people on issues around safety.

Food and transport is provided for meetings.

To get involved, or for more information, please ring Becky on 01482 396826.

Young people already make a big contribution to staying safe by delivering staff development and training for Children, Families and Adult Services, and by taking part in staff recruitment.

YPSG E-safety booklet

YPSG Winter safety leaflet

Minutes of YPSG meetings

Private Fostering

    Are you being looked after by someone who is not your mum, dad or close relative like your grandparent, aunt or uncle, or in care of East Riding of Yorkshire Council?  Is a family friend or neighbour looking after you for a while? Is this arrangement for more than 28 days?  Then you may be privately fostered and we have a leaflet which includes advice on what is a private fostering arrangement and what support is available.

Download the "Are You Being Privately Fostered" booklet