by promocymru_admin | 21st Aug 2012
I-Spect is the name chosen by young people for the CLIC young inspectors of youth information providers. It is a supportive process, helping local youth information services to look at their youth information provision, celebrate its successes and make recommendations for the improvement of the service.
Following the launch of the National Standards and Quality Assurance Framework for Youth Information in spring 2012, youth information providers are beginning the process of self-assessment against these quality standards. If the services are satisfied that they are meeting the standards, they can invite the I-Spect team in to verify their findings. The services meeting the standards will be awarded the I-Spect kitemark by CLIC and the Youth Information Worker’s Network on behalf of the Welsh Government.
This summer, CLIC is working with local authorities in Wales to pilot the I-Spect Young Inspector training. This will involve training young people to carry out assessments of youth information providers against the quality standards. Young people will gain an understanding of quality standards, youth information, how to be a young inspector and how to carry out an I-Spect assessment.
The Participation Workers’ Network for Wales has approved CLIC’s use of its young inspector’s Blast Off training materials.
The next National CLIC Weekender taking place from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2012 will focus on training young people from all over Wales to become I-Spect Young Inspectors using the full I-Spect training package.
If you would like for further information about I-Spect or I-Spect training, please contact Rachel Burton, CLIC Training & Acrreditaion officer at firstname.lastname@example.org