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Law Students Are Setting the Bar High for Youth Engagement

First-year law students from Newcastle University have been taking part in the latest round of Street Law Ambassador training.

The students met for the first time last Wednesday and began learning about different approaches to youth engagement and youth participation, including presentations and demonstrations from current Street Law Ambassadors.

The group will continue their training on Wednesday 9 November before being tasked with planning a session and delivering it for feedback to a group of young people from across Youth Focus: North East’s projects.

About the Street Law Project

The Street Law Project features undergraduate students from Newcastle Law School delivering discussion and awareness sessions to groups of children and young people in the region.

They deliver interactive sessions to groups of local children and young people, on legal issues such as police powers, access to legal advice, rights at school, street drinking and transitions to adulthood.

These Street Law Ambassadors receive training and support, including bespoke sessions delivered by Youth Focus: North East on effectively working with young people. We then arrange a panel of young people to be the first participants in a Street Law session, to provide feedback, which further helps the Ambassadors shape the service to meet the needs of children and young people.

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  • Graham Hill says:


    I work with Newcastle Youth Offending Team and one of my roles is to coordinate programmes for our case managers to use when working with young people who are in the youth justice system.

    I wonder if it may be possible for you to attend one of our team meetings to give us an overview of your street law project as it may be useful for some of our practitioners to use in sessions with young people.

    • Mark Jones says:

      Hello Graham,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Jamie from our development will get in touch with regarding your enquiry.

      Kind regards,

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