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Young Barnet Foundation want to be able to provide for our members the most indepth young persons survey possible.     We aim to give you the information and data that will assist you in understanding your  young people's needs and help with a clear evidence base that will assist in funding applications.



In order to do this we need your help -  get your organisation and young people involved.


  • Nominate and encourage your young people to become Young Champions and Peer Researchers


  • Host Focus group sessions


  • Request questionnaires and get your young people to complete the quick survey during a session.     

Information on the Study

About the Study:    

  • The Foundation’s study - the ‘Barnet Youth Voice Survey’, is a needs-analysis survey conducted amongst 11-19-year olds in the borough of Barnet.   

  • This is a peer-led study; in which we will train and enable ‘Young Champions’ and peer researchers from schools and community groups to engage with their peers, in order to review and identify and understand concerns, aspirations and challenges for our young people in Barnet.


Purpose of Study:   

  • We want to hear the wider voice of young people in Barnet, especially the seldom heard. The Barnet Youth Voice Survey will be a catalyst to attracting additional funding to the borough; funnelled directly into the areas where our young people have identified a need.   

  • The study aims to inform and provide evidence for pressing issues encountered by youths in the borough of Barnet. It will identify gaps in social provisions, which will allow for improvements and intervention. 



  • We will conduct peer-led youth focus groups in order to determine the topics that the Barnet Youth Voice Survey will cover.   

  • We aim for the survey to be filled out by a minimum 10% of 11-19 year olds in the borough, through a combination of school students, activity group members, young offenders, peer researchers, and YBF member organisations.   

  • Key to this are our Young Champions, who will focus on ensuring that participating schools and organisations enable young people to fill out the survey, and to help participating young people understand the importance and impact of their responses.   


Parents’/Guardians’ Involvement:   

  • We need parents to understand the crucial role they play in the Barnet Youth Voice Survey, as we will need their support too in order to encourage young people to fill out the survey. 


Involvement of Members / Partners: 

  • Partner VCFSE play a crucial role in the Barnet Youth Voice Survey, as we will need your support in order to recruit Young Champions and hold focus groups, and to conduct the survey itself.  

  • Alongside schools, we plan for activity groups and faith groups to be a key delivery point of the survey, and we cannot reach the huge number of respondents that make this survey so powerful without you. Champion Youth Voice, share it through newsletters and on social media.  

  • Connect us - if you have a brilliant contact in a school within Barnet, connect us so that we can enlist their support.  

  • We would like to reiterate that the survey is completely anonymous; your participants name will not be recorded with their results 


Intended Outcome and Benefits:   

  • The survey will generate a large, robust and searchable dataset that partners will have access to. The data gathered will aid in identifying the key problems young people currently face in Barnet. 

  • The use of such data-driven needs analysis can be utilised to secure funding for VCFSE in the borough. The data from a similar survey undertaken by the Young Harrow Foundation in 2018 directly resulted in over £1 million being allocated to tackle issues of youth violence in the Harrow.  

  • The use of data-driven needs analysis is particularly significant as traditional needs-analysis methods tended to underestimate trends within communities and provided unreliable data. 


Final Outcomes: 

  • Following the end of data collection, we will have a period of research analysis until the end of February 2020.  

  • The analysed data will then be collated, allowing an interactive data search tool to be produced.  

  • A launch event will be held at the end of March 2020 (tentative). 

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