Developing Good Practice

The development and promotion of good practice is a priority of Hub na nÓg.

The DCEDIY National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-making was developed by Hub na nÓg as a co-production with Professor Laura Lundy and was officially launched in April 2021. The National Framework is a simple, coherent and strategic mechanism to support organisations in a self-improvement journey towards adopting good practice in giving children and young people a voice in decision-making.

The National Framework is:

  • Underpinned by the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-making (2015-2020) and based on the Lundy Model of Child Participation.
  • Comprised of a vision, overarching principles, best practice principles, a model of participation, a set of enabling factors and a set of implementation tools.

The National Framework has become the strategic foundation from which the Hub has developed targeted policy and practical guidance.


Hub na nÓg provides training and development on a child-rights approach to involving children and young people in decision-making. Training is provided to government departments, agencies and Capacity Building Grant recipients. It includes training with an emphasis on the everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with young people.

Hub na nÓg Library

Good practice is also promoted in the Library on the Hub website, which hosts a wide range of practical and academic child and youth participation publications and resources.

View the Framework Launch Video & Interview With Professor Laura Lundy