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Young people have their say on future of WELB's Youth Service

Published: 12 Nov 2012 11:00

MEMBERS of Fermanagh Youth Council had their say on the future of WELB's Youth Service at a recent consultation workshop.

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Young people from North Fermanagh, Fermanagh East and Irvinestown Youth Forums were invited to attend the consultation workshop at the Lakeland Youth Centre where the discussed the Department of Education's 'Priority for Youth: Improving Young People's Lives Through Youth Work' policy document.

During the event, facilitated by WELB Youth Service, they were encouraged to put forward their views, and recommendations were made on the consultation document.

Speaking after the meeting, Chairperson of the Fermanagh Youth Council Aoibheann Flanagan, said the evening gave young people the opportunity to express their opinions on the future of the Youth Service.

"We hope to build on from a strong foundation, and share the aspirations of young people, to channel their energies and ideas into a modern Youth Service for the next generation," she said.

The Department is keen to hear the views of the statutory and voluntary youth sectors, schools, the wider community and particularly young people and parents.

The consultation will close on Monday, December 10.

Anyone wishing to respond to the consultation online should log on to the Deparment of Education's website, consultation page, www.deni.gov.uk .

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