Key organisations and websites

Key organisations, websites and forums supporting children and young people's participation.

  • Website Involve - the participation organisation

    Involve are specialists in public participation; bringing institutions, communities and citizens together to discuss, decide and reshape the things that matter to them. Involve makes a practical difference to democracy by delivering, researching and promoting high quality public participation processes.

    Publisher: Involve
    Published Date: 21/03/2011

  • Website Participation Works

    Participation Works is an online gateway for children and young people's participation. It is a hub for information, resources, news and networking on the involvement of young people in dialogue, decision making and influence across a wide range of settings. Through the gateway you can explore issues and find resources in the about Participation section, subscribe to news via RSS or e-mail, read about the latest participation training and events in the Events Diary, find case studies, toolkits and resources in the Resource Hub and link with other participation workers through the Participation Works Network for England.

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 13/05/2009

  • Website Very Important Kids (VIK)

    VIK is a group of 25 children and young people, aged 11 to 24, representing young people across the country and advising YoungMinds on its policy and campaign objectives.

    Publisher: YoungMinds
    Published Date: 24/03/2009

  • Website Uthink Recovery Learning Programme

    During 2008 - 2009, Rethink developed and piloted a number of recovery programmes for young people aged 14-25 years, known as Uthink. Includes reports of a number activities including young people who live with, or are at risk of developing severe mental illness.

    Publisher: Rethink
    Published Date: 24/03/2009

  • Website Maze Advocacy

    This voluntary organisation runs advocacy services in Cardiff and Somerset. Its website has useful information for young people, parents and professionals wherever they live. When you’re feeling really worried, stressed or depressed it might feel like no one’s listening or that your views are not being respected. Information and support from Maze helps to get people to listen to you.

    Publisher: The Maze Advocacy
    Published Date: 24/03/2009

  • Website Involve - promoting public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research

    INVOLVE is a national advisory group, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Its role is to support and promote active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

    Publisher: Involve
    Published Date: 24/03/2009

  • Website Investing in Children

    Investing in Children is an organisation concerned with the human rights of children and young people. This means asking questions about the way children and young people are treated in society. Where it is clear that the rights of children and young people are being ignored, Investing in Children works to support children and young people themselves, and adults, to challenge and change situations.

    Publisher: Investing in Children
    Published Date: 24/03/2009

  • Website Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)

    CRAE protects the human rights of children by lobbying government and others who hold power, by bringing or supporting test cases and by using regional and international human rights mechanisms. It provides free legal information and advice, raises awareness of children’s human rights, and undertakes research about children’s access to their rights. It mobilises others, including children and young people, to take action to promote and protect children's human rights. Each year it publishes a review of the State of children's rights in England.

    Publisher: Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)
    Published Date: 24/03/2009

  • Website Headspace toolkit

    The Headspace Toolkit is for young people who are inpatients in psychiatric units. It provides you with basic information about being an inpatient, what the law says, your rights, who you can talk to, how to speak up (self-advocate) and get others to listen, what to do if you are not happy with your service and other useful information.

    Publisher: Advocacy in Somerset
    Published Date: 06/02/2009


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