Annual Conversation

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What is the Annual Conversation?

Following fantastic engagement from a variety of partners, children and young people throughout G7 and with the forthcoming build up to the British Youth Council | Make Your Mark - UK Youth Parliament (byc.org.uk) survey and Members of Youth Parliament elections (MYP) in spring 2022, the Annual Conversation will be a facilitated dialogue between children, young people and council leaders. The children, young people and Leaders will work together to discuss their ideas, visions and solutions to inform three pledges, one for each of the three identified priorities. Leaders and Young People will share the accountability to ensure that these pledges are achieved.

When and where is it taking place?

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021 (evening) - Online- kick off event
  • Saturday 13th November 2021 (all day) - Pre-event Workshop at The Eden Project, St Austell
  • Tuesday 30th November 2021 (4:00pm - 7:30pm) - The Annual Conversation: at New County Hall, Truro

What will we talk about?

Since G7, we have been combining what we have heard from children and young people, using not only the communications received as part of G7 and Y7 but also those such as the Make Your Mark 2020 results, the suggested priorities from children and young people are:

  • Climate, environment and carbon neutrality
  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Future opportunities in Cornwall – housing and careers for young people

Over the coming weeks, children and young people will be offered an opportunity to check, comment on and add to what we have heard are the priorities, solutions and celebrations for children and young people in Cornwall.

The priorities raised by children and young people also connect with the new council priorities, which are:

  • A brilliant place to be a child and grow up
  • In a thriving, sustainable Cornwall that offers a secure home, a decent income and a great environment for all
  • As part of vibrant, safe, supportive communities where people help each other to live well
  • All supported by our Council - an empowering and enterprising organisation that gets it right first time for our customers

Working together we hope to get the best ideas and solutions.

What can I do?

There are several ways to be involved. Our biggest wish is to gain a representative voice from children and young people in Cornwall, from those with the confidence and support to speak out independently to those who have really important life experiences but would not normally speak out or think that what they had to say was relevant or important. Ways to get involved are:

  • completing the Top Priority Quick Polls (below) and letting us know which areas of each priority is most important to you.
  • using the My Other Priorities post -it note tool (below) to tell us other things you think we are currently missing from our top priorities for young people.
  • have discussions in the playground, classroom, with friends, with your family and feedback your thoughts, ideas, solutions, views and needs via the Conversation Capture form (below)
  • Register your Interest or Nominate someone (below) to be involved in the Annual Conversation*

Why might I want to get involved?

Children and young people:

  • What you have to say matters. You have the right to be heard and to be involved in decisions made about your life (UN Summary of the Rights of the Child)
  • Getting involved gives you power and well as being likely to improve self-confidence, wellbeing connection with other people and your community
  • What you have to say can influence what decisions are made about lots of areas of your life now and in the future, such as education, housing, jobs and the environment

Adults....to support and encourage children and young people to take part:

  • To enable children and young people to have the best life chances, to learn skills, develop their knowledge and feel heard and involved
  • To learn from children, understand their perspectives and why they feel that way
  • To support children and young people to realise their values, passion and voice matters
  • Adults have a duty to listen to children, take their views seriously and involve them in decision making

Additional Information:

The deadline for registering interest to take part in the events, or nominating someone to take part in the events, is Sunday 24 October.

The deadline for giving your views, completing the polls and conversation capture is 23:59 on Wednesday 10th November.

There is no cost to the children and young people to take part. Transport can be arranged and refreshments will be included at the events. We will work with children and young people to manage any access challenges including digital support to take part.

*Please note, the dates children and young people will need to be available to take part in are: Tuesday 2nd November (evening - digital session), Saturday 13th November (in person all day event) and Tuesday 30th November (4.00pm - 7:30pm in person, Truro or digitally accessed).

We would like to give Children and young people aged 10yr to 24yrs the opportunity to take part who can not only offer their own views, but represent the views of others, including younger children.

As well as children and young people being able to independently register their interest in being involved in the Annual Conversation, professionals who work alongside children and young people can nominate/identify (with consent) individuals for whom this opportunity may be of interest.


Our data protection and confidentiality statement

How will you protect my information?

Your data will be stored securely and will only be accessible by members of Together for Families. Your consent for your data to be used in the evaluation will be assumed from you starting the survey.

Who am I giving my information to?

The evaluation is being carried out by Together for Families. You can view our privacy notice at www.cornwall.gov.uk/tffprivacynotice.

How will you store my personal data?

Survey responses will be collected using the Let’s Talk Cornwall survey software. By completing this survey, you consent to this transfer of your information. This includes any information which may represent your personal data. All the information you share with Together for Families will be stored safely for the duration of the evaluation. It will be destroyed one year after it has finished.

Let’s Talk Cornwall is the system used to collate the data and create reports from it. You can view the privacy statement on the Let’s Talk Cornwall website

What is the Annual Conversation?

Following fantastic engagement from a variety of partners, children and young people throughout G7 and with the forthcoming build up to the British Youth Council | Make Your Mark - UK Youth Parliament (byc.org.uk) survey and Members of Youth Parliament elections (MYP) in spring 2022, the Annual Conversation will be a facilitated dialogue between children, young people and council leaders. The children, young people and Leaders will work together to discuss their ideas, visions and solutions to inform three pledges, one for each of the three identified priorities. Leaders and Young People will share the accountability to ensure that these pledges are achieved.

When and where is it taking place?

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021 (evening) - Online- kick off event
  • Saturday 13th November 2021 (all day) - Pre-event Workshop at The Eden Project, St Austell
  • Tuesday 30th November 2021 (4:00pm - 7:30pm) - The Annual Conversation: at New County Hall, Truro

What will we talk about?

Since G7, we have been combining what we have heard from children and young people, using not only the communications received as part of G7 and Y7 but also those such as the Make Your Mark 2020 results, the suggested priorities from children and young people are:

  • Climate, environment and carbon neutrality
  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Future opportunities in Cornwall – housing and careers for young people

Over the coming weeks, children and young people will be offered an opportunity to check, comment on and add to what we have heard are the priorities, solutions and celebrations for children and young people in Cornwall.

The priorities raised by children and young people also connect with the new council priorities, which are:

  • A brilliant place to be a child and grow up
  • In a thriving, sustainable Cornwall that offers a secure home, a decent income and a great environment for all
  • As part of vibrant, safe, supportive communities where people help each other to live well
  • All supported by our Council - an empowering and enterprising organisation that gets it right first time for our customers

Working together we hope to get the best ideas and solutions.

What can I do?

There are several ways to be involved. Our biggest wish is to gain a representative voice from children and young people in Cornwall, from those with the confidence and support to speak out independently to those who have really important life experiences but would not normally speak out or think that what they had to say was relevant or important. Ways to get involved are:

  • completing the Top Priority Quick Polls (below) and letting us know which areas of each priority is most important to you.
  • using the My Other Priorities post -it note tool (below) to tell us other things you think we are currently missing from our top priorities for young people.
  • have discussions in the playground, classroom, with friends, with your family and feedback your thoughts, ideas, solutions, views and needs via the Conversation Capture form (below)
  • Register your Interest or Nominate someone (below) to be involved in the Annual Conversation*

Why might I want to get involved?

Children and young people:

  • What you have to say matters. You have the right to be heard and to be involved in decisions made about your life (UN Summary of the Rights of the Child)
  • Getting involved gives you power and well as being likely to improve self-confidence, wellbeing connection with other people and your community
  • What you have to say can influence what decisions are made about lots of areas of your life now and in the future, such as education, housing, jobs and the environment

Adults....to support and encourage children and young people to take part:

  • To enable children and young people to have the best life chances, to learn skills, develop their knowledge and feel heard and involved
  • To learn from children, understand their perspectives and why they feel that way
  • To support children and young people to realise their values, passion and voice matters
  • Adults have a duty to listen to children, take their views seriously and involve them in decision making

Additional Information:

The deadline for registering interest to take part in the events, or nominating someone to take part in the events, is Sunday 24 October.

The deadline for giving your views, completing the polls and conversation capture is 23:59 on Wednesday 10th November.

There is no cost to the children and young people to take part. Transport can be arranged and refreshments will be included at the events. We will work with children and young people to manage any access challenges including digital support to take part.

*Please note, the dates children and young people will need to be available to take part in are: Tuesday 2nd November (evening - digital session), Saturday 13th November (in person all day event) and Tuesday 30th November (4.00pm - 7:30pm in person, Truro or digitally accessed).

We would like to give Children and young people aged 10yr to 24yrs the opportunity to take part who can not only offer their own views, but represent the views of others, including younger children.

As well as children and young people being able to independently register their interest in being involved in the Annual Conversation, professionals who work alongside children and young people can nominate/identify (with consent) individuals for whom this opportunity may be of interest.


Our data protection and confidentiality statement

How will you protect my information?

Your data will be stored securely and will only be accessible by members of Together for Families. Your consent for your data to be used in the evaluation will be assumed from you starting the survey.

Who am I giving my information to?

The evaluation is being carried out by Together for Families. You can view our privacy notice at www.cornwall.gov.uk/tffprivacynotice.

How will you store my personal data?

Survey responses will be collected using the Let’s Talk Cornwall survey software. By completing this survey, you consent to this transfer of your information. This includes any information which may represent your personal data. All the information you share with Together for Families will be stored safely for the duration of the evaluation. It will be destroyed one year after it has finished.

Let’s Talk Cornwall is the system used to collate the data and create reports from it. You can view the privacy statement on the Let’s Talk Cornwall website

  • Have a conversation with friends, peers and communities about what matters to them. These discussions might take place in playground, classroom, at a group activity etc and are a way to feedback your collective thoughts, ideas, solutions, views and needs. 

    This capture form could be used by children and young people to capture their own conversations or by groups of children and young people e.g. in a tutor group, a youth group etc. 

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