What is the Peer Action Collective?
The Peer Action Collective is a £5.2 million programme, which aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. It is funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund (a joint investment between The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and the Co-op Group.
All too often, young people who experience violence aren’t heard. The PAC a ground-breaking network of peer researchers. That means that young people will be in charge of asking questions and finding out what needs to happen to make their area a better place for to live.  But it’s about more than learning about what needs to change. Being part of the PAC means young people will get support to take their research and turn it into action.
Who are the delivery partners?
YPAS Liverpool, along with Merseyside Youth Association, Liverpool Football Club Foundation, Targeted Services for Young People, Liverpool Safeguarding Children’s Partnership & Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership are the delivery partners for the region of Merseyside, representing the North West.
What is this project about?
For this project we aim to get a better understanding of how children and young people age 10-20 understand and experience youth violence in Merseyside.
The research collected from this project will be put together and presented back to Merseyside communities, organisations and decision makers to inform service delivery and policy. We also aim to recruit 150 Change-Makers, supporting them to take part in social action on issues identified in the research to drive change in their local communities.