Award for youth team

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A TEAM that enables children and young people to have their say has won a national award.

North Tyneside Council’s Children and Young People’s Participation and Engagement Team has been given the ‘Local Authority Children’s Team Award’ at the Children and Young People Now Awards 2012.

The team of five won the accolade in recognition of the extent of activity they do with children and young people in North Tyneside.

Team manager Vicki Nixon said: “We are so pleased to be recognised for supporting children and young people’s voices.

“The team work hard to make sure that every opportunity is taken to increase participation in service design, development and delivery.”