“The day benefits adults, children and young people. Those who have taken part all tell me they learn a greatdeal from working alongside each other and they look forward to taking part again. Anyone can get involved in11 MILLION TAKEOVER DAY because there is no one size fits all formula.“I hope that this year’s 11 MILLION TAKEOVER DAY will give even more children and young people a chanceto have their say and that it is used as a platform to demonstrate the positive contributions that they make toour society. I urge all adults to sign up via our website now.”11 MILLION TAKEOVER OVER DAY is a national event offering children and young people across thecountry opportunities to work alongside adults and to get involved in decision-making in a diverse range oforganisations.Last year saw 17,000 children and young people ‘takeover’ jobs at nearly 700 organisations including schools,police and fire services, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, media, BT, charities, youthgroups, local authorities, councils and many more.11 MILLION TAKEOVER DAY 2009 takes place at the end of a week of activities during National Youth WorkWeek, which is run by the National Youth Agency (NYA) from 1 to 7 November 2009.
As the first sign-up to 11 MILLION TAKEOVER DAY 2009, Children’s Minister, Baroness Delyth Morgansaid:
“I am delighted to support 11 MILLION TAKEOVER DAY, it was a great success last year and the Secretary ofState and I are looking forward to welcoming children and young people into the Department in November. 11MILLION TAKEOVER DAY provides organisations across the country with a unique opportunity to givethousands of young people the chance to get involved with decision-making processes and for organisationsto give back to the people they are directly affecting and influencing. I look forward to working with theChildren’s Commissioner to make this year’s TAKEOVER DAY even more successful than the last.”
Fiona Blacke, Chief Executive of The NYA:
“11 MILLION TAKEOVER DAY is an excellent opportunity for young people to take an active part in learningabout and shaping the services they use and to participate in their community life. Their participation in localorganisations can help to bring about change through improving policy and services, ensuring they are more