Children and Young People Inquiry

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Our collaborative will focus specifically on the question:

“How do we change the systems that perpetuate multiple disadvantage for children and young people in York?”


We’ll work towards creating a positive, meaningful and open environment that seeks to understand the experiences, feelings and needs of children and young people in York from multiple perspectives. 


The inquiry will ask what’s important to children and young people and how we might go about changing the current way things work. There’ll be regular sessions where we’ll explore, debate and discuss in order to get to what we can do, alongside training for those involved.

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Mutual ownership and leadership of the inquiry will be paramount as people from all walks of life come together to progress it.  The collaboration will take place ‘in the open’ and as such learning and ideas will be shared widely via creative and accessible tools such as podcasts, sketch notes and film.


Those involved will be encouraged to come as themselves and the process of working through our inquiry question will be ‘human’, recognising individuality and personality as well as professional and academic experience, modelling a person centred approach throughout.

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York MCN

15 Priory Street



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