Yo! Wolves Newsletter March 2024

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March 2024

easter yo

Yo! Easter bookings coming soon!

Coming soon Yo! Wolves Easter programme #HAF2024.

Hundreds of free activities including a meal for those eligible. Easy to book, no HAF code needed. Bookings open 8 March visit Events | Wolverhampton Young Opportunities (yowolves.co.uk)

declaration event

Celebrations as city’s youth councillors elected

Another group of young people have joined the City of Wolverhampton Youth Council.

The 46 successful candidates – who attend schools across the city – were officially announced recently at a special event in the Council Chamber. Read more.

To find out more about the Youth Council, please visit Yo! Wolves or email #yes@wolverhampton.gov.uk

full council

City’s ‘youth voice’ get Full Council experience

A recent mock Full Council enabled the city’s ‘youth voice’ to experience what it’s like to be a councillor, and how the role impacts on decisions made for the city.

Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, the Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council Councillor Stephen Simkins, councillors, youth councillors and other young people came together in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre.
 Read more

Similar events are planned later in the year. Interested in getting involved then visit Yo! Wolves.

inspiring change

Still time to have your say on SEND services

There is still time for parents and carers of, and children and young people with, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to complete a short survey as part of a 'thematic review' of SEND services in Wolverhampton.

The review by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, which began last week, is looking at how partners in Wolverhampton are working together effectively to prepare children and young people with SEND for adulthood.

So please complete a quick survey. There is one for parents and carers, as well as professionals who work with youngsters with SEND, and one for children and young people with SEND aged 11 to 25. The closing date for comments is Thursday 7 March, 2024.

Yo Active

Get Active with Yo! Active

WV Active and Wolves Foundation have partnered up to deliver free activities for children and young people in Wolverhampton.

Available for ages 0-18 years or under 25 if the young person is a care leaver or has Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Sign up to a FREE Yo! Active membership today by clicking here.


HY5! On the move

HY5! is on the move visiting different places and spaces in the city to find out how inclusive and accessible they are for young people with additional needs and disabilities.  During the visits young people are encouraged to speak openly and honestly about what could be done better.

Seen here above at WV Active Bert Williams, HY5! hopes that by working together with the council and public health partners places and spaces can be made more accessible and encourage people to become more active.   

Voice matters

Youth Voice Matters

HY5! recently attended the sixth national conference for disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs at the NEC in Birmingham.

The conference was a great opportunity to enable children and young people to develop their skills and to recognise the impact they can have when taking part in strategic participation.

It showed them how to develop their confidence and their participation skills, to show them the different ways to speak with decision makers and share with them examples of what can happen when young people realise their collective power.

#Power of Youth

Looking forward
make your mark

Youth MP Election and Make Your Mark-votes are in!

Students across all secondary schools in Wolverhampton have been voting for the city's next Youth MP and the top issues that affect them in the national 'Make Your Mark ' campaign.

A count is underway and the results are set to be announced at an event hosted by The Mayor, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre and Mayoress, Lynn Plant in the City Suite on 18 March. 


I awards

I Awards celebration 2024

Hundreds of young people in care in Wolverhampton were rewarded for their resilience, hard work and achievements at the recent I Awards celebration.

Held at Grand Station more than 500 children and young people were invited to celebrate the efforts of local children and young people in care and care leavers, and recognise their hard work and success over the last 12 months.Read more.

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