Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP) would like to encourage the participation of young people from age 13-25 and parents/carers in a survey to help steer strategic prevention of the causes of violence across Merseyside.
They have launched a short survey for 13-25-year-olds, which is available here.
They have also launched a version of the survey for parents/carers, which is available here.
The 13-to-25-year-olds survey has been reviewed and approved by peer researchers in the Merseyside Peer Action Collective (PAC) to ensure suitability of language, content and information for participants. They also hope that this survey will support the PAC to build a database of young research participants and changemakers with whom they can work throughout 2022.
Participation in these surveys will support the formation of ongoing violence prevention strategy by providing additional insight to be published in the MVRP Strategic Needs Assessment April 2022. A summary and recommendations for action from the surveys will be produced to feedback to participants in the following months. Here’s how they have previously used insight to support their work.
They appreciate that a survey is not always an ideal form of consultation to engage all voices. However, given the current climate and the plans for more youth-led opportunities for participation over 2022 with the Peer Action Collective, they feel that it is the most appropriate method for now. If, however, you work with children, young people, parents or carers who have expressed a wish to speak about these issues in a way that better meets their needs, please let them know and they can discuss the best way of facilitating this.
Participant information and consent are built into the surveys.