Rainer the first to use Hear by Right

Indira Das-Gupta

Rainer is to become the first charity to fully implement Hear by Right, the strategy aimed at involving young people in services they use.

Hear by Right was developed by the National Youth Agency five years ago but, although other organisations have adopted parts of it, Rainer will be the first to adopt it at all levels.

The framework consists of 49 standards. The charity anticipates it will take three years for all to be fully adopted.

"Involvement in developing and evaluating services is essential to ensure they are meeting the needs of young people," said Beck Dabscheck, service user involvement policy officer at Rainer. "Young people are often seen as adults in development who don't have their own valid opinions. We hope that by adopting Hear by Right we will help change that perception."

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