In autumn 2009, Barnardos ran a series of consultation events for over 200 Bristol children and young people who receive targeted services. Ages were 4 to 21, with a balance of gender, ethnicity and inclusion of disabled young people.
When asked what children and young people should be consulted about, the two important issues expressed were how to keep safe from crime and drugs, and bullying and discrimination – reflecting their concern with safety demonstrated throughout the consultation:
|What are the most important issues that children and young people should be consulted about?||% of responses|
|How to keep safe from crime and drugs||41%|
|Bullying and discrimination||21%|
|Chance to meet friends||14%|
|How children and young people can get help||11.8%|
|Things to do after school||6%|
How do you think we can best respond to this challenge?