Mottingham Youth Matters Forum.
The Bromley Children and Families Forum (BCFF) is undertaking a new programme in partnership with Mottingham Big Local Refocused to create a new Youth Forum in the local Mottingham area to widen our network to include the voices of young people and the challenges they are facing in today’s society.
The programme is to recruit young volunteers to represent Mottingham (MBLR boundary) to the wider voluntary sector, as well as being key in providing a local voice.
The BCFForum will coordinate and support a youth co-ordinator and further volunteers in the planning of a monthly forum meeting which we will offer training and support on the key deliverables:
Identify key issues /challenges faced by the children and young people of Mottingham
Design a 12-month / 3year strategic plan with deliverables /timetable
Plan and execute monthly Youth Planning Meetings with the goal to represent the MottinghamYouthForum at the YouthForum & BCFforum monthly Open forum meetings
Plan and deliver 2 community activities for Families within the area (perhaps a summer fete or Christmas Activity)
Learn and deliver fundraising activities to raise money for the Youth Forum and other local community groups identified within the Forum meetings
Training, support and help with be given in all of the above also providing skills and experience to continue the forum and use within their own personal and professional development
IT Training and support in how to access our cloud based system (Microsoft), knowledge of building and maintaining a website, communicating to wider voluntary sector using Mailchimp, Outlook, Tik Tok and various social media platforms.
We believe that through experience, an increase in knowledge, through planning and delivery, the young people of Mottingham will have developed a deeper level of confidence. Once confidence is established, through experience of planning and delivery of the initial Forum, we would look to promote the services of the forum to grow their contribution to other voluntary/community groups. These may include working in partnership with statutory organisations, including the local authority and Health Department’s. We also work closely with CLB Community Links Bromley and would look to include the group in other wider borough projects and initiatives.