Consultations

The DCEDIY is regularly approached by Government Departments and State agencies to collaborate in conducting consultations, surveys and dialogues with children and young people on a wide range of policy, practice and legislative initiatives.

Hub na nÓg and the Participation Support Team works with the DCEDIY in leading on the planning and conducting of these consultations and dialogues with children and young people.

Links to reports of national consultations, surveys and dialogues with children and young people since 2010 are listed below:

Our Heritage, Your Say: Report on the Consultation with Young People on the Future of Heritage in Ireland
November 2018

Report on Consultations with Young People Engaged in Garda Youth Diversion Projects
November 2018

Report on consultations with children and young people on Cruinniú na nÓg
July 2018

LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy 2018-2020: Consultations Report
July 2018

So, How Was School Today? Report of a survey on how young people are taught and how they learn
November 2017

Report of DCYA consultations with children and young people living in Direct Provision
July 2017

Report of consultations with children on after-school care
March 2017

Report on a Consultation with Children and Young People on Education for Sustainable Development
This report presents findings from a consultation with pupils and students on the issue of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), in order to inform future Department of Education and Skills policy in this field. The consultation was aimed at finding out what children learn in School to make the world a fairer and better place for everyone.
November 2016

Healthy Lifestyles – Have your Say ‘A Consultation with Children and Young People
September 2016

Children Seen and Heard 1916-2016
Report of consultations with children and young people on their vision for Ireland and on remembering the children who died in 1916
June 2016

Report of DCYA Consultations with Children and Young People Living in Direct Provision
2015

National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making
2015

Comhairle na nÓg Showcase 2014: Making Our Voices Heard
October 2015

National Sexual Health Strategy (with the Department of Health)
October 2015

Healthy Lifestyle (Department of Health)
October 2015

The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study
2014

Consultation on Digital Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Strategy for Schools (with the Department of Education and Skills)
2014

GAA Youth Consultation Day
June 2014

Structured Dialogue – Trio Presidency: Ireland-Lithuania-Greece
June 2014

TACTIC – Teenagers and Children Talking in Care
December 2014

A Study of the Experience of Pupils with Special Education Needs at Post Primary School
2013

Life as a Child and Young Person in Ireland – Report of a National Consultation
This report, Life as a Child and Young Person in Ireland: Report of a National Consultation, documents the views of 66,705 children and young people. This national consultation was conducted to inform development of the Children and Young People’s Policy Framework by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, which will set out the key policy objectives for the next five years.
November 2012

How we see it: Report of a survey on young people’s body image
October 2012

Listen to Our Voices – Report of consultations with children and young people living in the care of the State
July 2011

Report of a consultation with young people on reform of the Junior Cycle
July 2011

Life skills matter – not just points
A survey of implementation of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in second-level schools
May 2010

For more information, please email us at hubnanog@equality.gov.ie