These case studies highlight good practice in giving children and young people a meaningful voice in decision-making. In all these examples, children and young people were given space, voice, audience, and influence, and had the opportunity to effectively take part in decision-making.
Report on Consultations with Young People Engaged in Garda Youth Diversion Projects
Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs) are community based, multi-agency, youth crime prevention initiatives which primarily seek to divert young people involved in criminal/anti-social behaviour.
Setting up an Advisory Group of Young People for Consultations on the Review of the Garda Youth Diversion Programme
Advisory groups provide a way of directly involving a small number of children and young people (up to ten) in advising on the development of a consultation, programme, project, plan or service.
Students Voice on a New Uniform
Students, staff, parents, management and other members of the school community felt that the uniform no longer represented Salerno as it had become unprofessional, unkempt and tatty looking. In particular, students did not have a sense of pride in their uniform.