Participation of children and young people
The Government strongly supports the effective involvement of children, young people and their families or carers in the development and running of all children's trusts. Increasingly acceptance of the principle of children's involvement is being turned into practice through a variety of participation activities across a range of organisations.
However, sometimes it is difficult to translate commitment into practice that is meaningful for children and young people, effective in bringing about change and which becomes embedded within the organisational ethos.
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Participation Works is an online gateway designed to improve the way practitioners, organisations, policy makers and young people access and share information about involving children and young people in decision making.
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Hear by Right
Hear by Right offers tried and tested standards for organisations, across the statutory and voluntary sectors, to map and improve practice and policy on the active involvement of children and young people, and to encourage continual improvement in an organisation's activities.
See the Hear by Right website for further information and examples of completed mapping and planning templates.
The Hear by Right What's Changed? tool provides a template for mapping the impact of participation activity. Examples of completed templates are provided to celebrate the work and share good practice. Contributions are organised under the Every Child Matters outcomes to which they relate.
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Last updated on 05/05/2009