10,000 Voices ran in Dumfries and Galloway for the duration of 2018, and is the largest collection of young people’s views in the region, with all participates aged between 10 and 25. This is therefore the views of 46.9% of all young people living, working and studying in Dumfries and Galloway, making it the largest collection of young peoples views in Scotland for a single local authority area.
The project sought to gain the perceptions of 10,000 young people of the communities within which they live, this was done through formal consultations, focus groups, events and issue based groups.
The whole project involved young people in every single phase, from its initial planning and development through to the delivery and the subsequent analysis and reporting of the findings.
The information gained from the consultations will be used to inform a new five year strategic plan for Young People’s Services, and will provide professionals with an excellent insight into young people’s views and priorities for all organisations working with young people across Dumfries and Galloway.