Strategy for involving young people

Resources providing a strategic overview and direction to help you make young people’s participation a reality.

  • Website 'Walking or talking participation - evidencing the impact of direct participation with children and young people in the development of departmental policies, strategies, lesgislation and services'

    This study, commissioned by the Northern Ireland commissioner for children and young people (NICCY), aims to identify evidence of the impact of direct participation with children and young people in the development of departmental policies, strategies, legislation and services in Northern Ireland.

    Publisher: Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
    Published Date: 20/10/2014

  • Website Tools for talking: resources to facilitate culturally sensitive, person-centred communication and understanding, service planning and delivery

    Short videos and activities developed for use in social support settings to facilitate communication and information sharing between people with learning disabilities from minority ethnic communities and service providers.

    Publisher: University of Birmingham
    Published Date: 28/04/2014

  • Website The children's views digest

    Roger Morgan's last report of children’s views as Children’s Rights Director, summarising the views and experiences children gave in consultations carried out between 2004 and 2014. It is intended as a ‘digest’ in one place of the children’s views on many rights, welfare and safeguarding subjects.

    Publisher: Ofsted
    Published Date: 31/03/2014

  • Website Involving children and young people in health services

    This challenging new report makes recommendations to ensure the views and experiences of children and young people are at the heart of NHS reforms. It accompanies the publication Children and young people’s health: where next? and is produced by the RCPCH, NHS Confederation supported by the Office of Public Management (OPM).

    Publisher: NHS Confederation
    Published Date: 20/12/2011

  • Website LINks involvement of children and young people

    This report looks into the involvement levels of children and young people in Local Involvement Networks (LINks) across England. It shows that many LINks are struggling to give children and young people a voice in their health and social care. Across the LINks surveyed in the research, involvement of children and young people was irregular; with a few engaging well with young people, whilst others thought that they weren't even allowed to involve children and young people in their work.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 28/07/2011

  • Website LINks and HealthWatch

    This NCB project aims to increase the engagement of Local Involvement Networks (LINks) with children and young people's voluntary and community organisations, charities and social enterprise. Includes links to resources and initiatives supporting LINks and the transition to HealthWatch.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 28/07/2011

  • Website Messages for Munro: a report of children’s views collected for Professor Eileen Munro by the Children’s Rights Director for England

    This report gives the views of children in care and care leavers at three separate events held to find out children’s views for the review being carried out by Professor Eileen Munro, who was present at all three events to hear the views of the children at first hand.

    Publisher: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skill
    Published Date: 02/06/2011

  • Website Younger children's views: a report of children's views by the Children's Rights Director for England

    This report sets out the views of children aged under 12 who are receiving social care support or living away from home. It involved 611 children and asked them a range of different questions on staying safe, bullying, keeping safe when using the Internet, staying healthy, their experience of school and how they keep in touch with their family when they do not live with them.

    Publisher: Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skill
    Published Date: 12/04/2011

  • Website Healthy lives, healthy people: young people's views on being well and the future of public health

    In order to raise awareness of the policy proposals and explore what public health and wellbeing mean to young people, the NCB’s Voluntary Sector Support Programme developed and delivered a consultation programme which was structured around questions contained in the formal public consultation documents. In February 2011 they held a consultation workshop with a group of young people from across England. This is the report that they co-authored. Available on website under heading: The Future of Public Health.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 01/03/2011

  • Website An equal place at the table for children and young people: national participation strategic vision

    The document sets out a vision for England to become a fairer society where age is no barrier to involvement and where the mutual benefits for children and adults from participation are acknowledged.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 29/07/2010

  • Website Children’s participation in decision-making: a children’s views report

    This report examines the extent to which children living in England feel they have a voice and influence in matters affecting them at school, at home and in the area where they live. This report is based on the findings from 12 focus group interviews conducted between November and December 2009 in the north, south, east and west of England with 44 boys and 42 girls from a variety of backgrounds aged between three and 20 years of age.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 29/07/2010

  • Website Children’s participation in decision-making: a summary report on progress made up to 2010

    This report provides an up-to-date insight into the levels and ways in which children are currently involved in decision-making in various settings, and highlights the nature and extent of existing barriers to promoting a culture of inclusive decision-making.

    Publisher: National Children's Bureau (NCB)
    Published Date: 29/07/2010

  • Website National Participation Forum research publications

    Publications from the National Participation Forum (NPF) as part of a study to provide an up-to-date insight into the levels and ways in which children are currently involved in decision-making and used to inform the National Participation Strategy for England.

    Publisher: Participation Works Partnership
    Published Date: 03/02/2010


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