Children and Young People Award 2012

In 2011, the judging panel received 24 nominations. This amounted to 110 individual children and young people from our programmes. 

The panel awarded nine groups and individuals in recognition of their achievements and talents.


Helping People Hear Us developed an information leaflet and training package to promote inclusion.

Making it Happen disabled Young peoples Advisory Group achieved many things to raise awareness of the issues disabled young people face.

Go for Gold Panel members have been working to change the negative stereotypes often portrayed of young people in the media. 

Greenwich Young peoples Council Action Group has been working to make a difference for young people in Greenwich, by working with professionals and schools. 

In a new Light Photography Project involved young women who participated in conjunction with six other national projects, culminating in an exhibition held in October 2010. 


Rebecca Fitchie wrote a poem about her challenging personal circumstances which became a major tool to train professionals working with young people in similar situations. She also helped develop new ways to support and mentor other vulnerable young people.  

Rachael Robinson has been very active in her local community, advising City of York Council about how to meet the needs of disabled people when designing new Changing Places - special toilets for people with complex care needs who cannot easily use standard accessible toilets.

Lee Johnson has been an active trainer of professionals within the Salford Local Authority. He is passionate about ensuring the difficulties he faced within the care system are not the common experience for his peers. 

Lusine Manukyan spent thousands of hours volunteering since arriving in Newcastle. She has participated and lead a multitude of social and leisure projects.