Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) is exploring the efficacy of establishing an online Policy Development Process to inform our policy positions. We want to hear your thoughts and suggestions as to the practicality of this process for individuals and organisations with an interest in youth issues across Queensland.
The following brief survey is designed to gather broad information before we develop a draft strategy for further feedback by the youth sector.
The survey has been purposely kept short as to increase the chances of participation from youth workers, which we know have to juggle many priorities in responding to issues faced by young people. However, we encourage you to provide us with as much relevant information and if we have omitted any specific issues in the survey questions, there is room at the end of the survey for you to raise these issues with us.
We believe that without involvement in policy development, the sector operates in a more reactive rather than proactive manner. Engagement in policy processes can enhance our chances of changing the socio-economic structures that impact on the lives of young people and the communities they live in.
YANQ is highly aware that online processes can never replace the benefits of face-to-face processes, particularly in our sector with our work so highly based on relationships. However, in practical terms, we live in a very large State with communities dispersed right across this vast land. As a representative peak body for the youth sector, YANQ will never have the necessary resources to be able to hold ongoing policy forums across the State. We do envisage that a mix of face-to-face complemented by ongoing online processes could potentially provide a mechanism for broad contribution to policy development. But we want to hear from you and your thoughts on how best YANQ could engage the sector in policy development.
We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.
Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NS7T5D