NYA Launch Redeveloped Hear by Right Framework at Houses of Commons

5 Jul 2018

NYA are pleased to launch the newly redeveloped and designed Hear by Right framework.

On Monday 2nd July the NYA was joined by over 50 young people and MPs to launch the new look Hear by Right framework in the Houses of Commons.

Hear by Right has been used for over 10 years as an effective tool to measure and improve youth participation in organisations across the sector and in local government. NYA have recently reviewed the model and, to best support the sector and young people, has made the newly developed framework and materials completely free of charge to all NYA Network members.

As well as a launch of Hear by Right at the #NYACrowdburst event on Monday, the framework will be featured at the Local Government Association annual conference from 3-5 July. The NYA supports local councils to improve the way young people contribute directly to the decisions and services that affect them. The Hear by Right model offers a self-assessment as well as an externally accredited award from the NYA as the National Body for Youth Services.

The NYA is calling on all organisations who work with young people to make a Hear by Right pledge to support young people’s meaningful participation in the decisions that impact them.

NYA Chief Executive, Leigh Middleton, said “It’s incredibly important that young people are able and encouraged to participate, but it’s also incredibly important that organisations have the processes in place to take on the opinions of young people and to make changes based on those opinions. This redevelopment of Hear by Right makes it even simpler for organisations to map where they are and are not giving young people the chance to influence the world around them, and to make improvements which empower young people in very real ways.”

More information about the new look Hear by Right can be found here.

For enquiries about Hear by Right please contact AmandaF@nya.org.uk