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Question: You say that you would work to understand our nees and hopes - how would you intend to go about doing this?

Asked by onewingedangel to Ted on 21 Sep 2010 in Categories: .

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  • Photo: Ted BrownTed Brown answered on 21 Sep 2010:

    That, to some extent, depends on what new things I learn by taking part in this. You can help me in that, by telling us what you think the youth champion should do to be the type of advocate that you want. To be an effective youth champion, I would need to really know what the concerns of today’s young people are. I am not going to script my actions on the basis of what I think they are.



  • Photo: TedTed commented on 21 Sep 2010:

    For me, this about young people telling me how they want to be represented. It’s not about me telling you folk what I think is best for you


  • Photo: JaneJane commented on 21 Sep 2010:

    I can go along with that.
    we’ve got to be realistic – we councillors dont tend to hang about in the places you like to be. if we did, you wouldn’t be there!…… so we hear your opinions second hand. Though for research i find the bus quite a good place to ask about things.


  • Photo: AlastairAlastair commented on 21 Sep 2010:

    As i said in my profile- listen! There’s no point in trying to second guess what I think young people see as important, I have to listen to you but also you have to tell me what you see as important to you.


  • Photo: ElaineElaine commented on 22 Sep 2010:

    This will sound boringly consensual but agree with Ted, Jane and Alistair, its about dialogue and your telling us what you would like – and us being honest with you about what’s deliverable