‘Speak Up’: Participation of Children and Young People in Decisions About their Lives in Tusla Services
Recorded in July 2016
Author: Ms Edel Tierney, Dr Danielle Kennan, Dr Cormac Forkan, Dr Bernadine Brady and Ms Rebecca Jackson
Publisher: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children general
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Consultation With Children
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Child & Family Research Centre, Child and Youth Participation, Decision-making. Young People, NUI Galway, Tusla, UNESCO
The UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at NUI Galway carried out a study to find out to what extent the voice of children and young people are being heard in decisions made about their lives by Tusla. This study forms part of the larger study. It aims to explore the experiences of children and young people involved with Tusla of participating in decisions made about their lives.
Decisions taken affecting the lives of children and young people who are involved in Tusla can be for example decisions about school and decisions made in care planning and review meetings.
The study used the Lundy Model of Participation to understand what is required if children and young people are to meaningfully participate in decisions made about their lives.