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A comprehensive collection of national and international good practice, policy, legal and academic publications, reports and resources on children and young people’s participation in decision-making.

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Date: 2018 - Type: Report - Topic: Childrens Voices on Brexit

Its Our Brexit Too: Childrens Rights, Childrens Voices

This is a report on the views, hopes and fears of young people, North and South, and is the outcome of a unique cross-border conference

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Date: 2003 - Type: Report - Topic: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

‘Adolescent health and development in the context of the CRC’ General Comment No. 4

This General Comment outlines the right of young people to express views freely and have them duly taken into account (art. 12) which is fundamental in realising adolescents’ right to health and development.

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Date: 2001 - Type: Report - Topic: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Learning to listen: consulting children and young people with disabilities

This report is based on a consultation with disabled children and young people in London in 2000. It focuses on the methods and processes of carrying out such a consultation-consent issues, how to structure consultation sessions and tools used. 

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Date: 2018 - Type: Report - Topic: Experiences of Mental Health Services

“Take My Hand” Young Peoples Experiences of Mental Health Services

“Take My Hand” report highlights young people’s experiences of, and perspectives on mental health services.

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Date: 2018 - Type: Report - Topic: Participation standards

The participation of children and young people in care: insights from an analysis of national inspection reports in the Republic of Ireland

This paper outlines findings in relation to participation standards in HIQA foster care, residential care and special care inspection reports over a two-year period from 2013 to 2015.

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Date: 2007 - Type: Report - Topic: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Promoting the rights of children with disabilities Inoocenti Digest No. 13

The Innocenti Digest on Promoting the Rights of children with disabilities. 

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Date: 2010 - Type: Report - Topic: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Deinstitutionalisation and community living of children with disabilities

This recommendation aims to promote the deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities and their life in the community.

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Date: 2019 - Type: Report - Topic: Voices of children and young people in care

Voice of the child – raising the volume of the voices of children and young people in care

A special edition of Child Care in Practice on “Raising the Voice of Children and Young People in Care”

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Date: 2018 - Type: Academic - Topic: Effectiveness of Participatory Processes

Supporting Childrens Participation in Decision Making: A Systematic Literature Review Exploring the Effectiveness of Participatory Processes

This article explores how effective processes are in supporting children’s participation in decisions concerning their personal welfare, protection and care.

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Date: 2018 - Type: Report - Topic: Advising and decision making

Development and testing of an assessment of youth/young adult voice in agency-level advising and decision making

This paper describes the development and validation of the Youth/Young Adult Voice at the Agency Level (Y-VAL), an assessment of the extent to which agencies have implemented best practices for supporting meaningful participation.