Space, Voice, Audience and Influence: The Lundy Model of Participation (2007) in Child Welfare Practice

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Space, Voice, Audience and Influence: The Lundy Model of Participation (2007) in Child Welfare Practice:

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The Lundy Model of Participation (2007) in Child Welfare Practice

Contributors

Author: Danielle Kennan, Bernadine Brady & Cormac Forkan

Publisher: Practice

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Not Specified

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: Restricted Access

Keywords: Child Welfare And Protection, Lundy Model, Social Work

Introduction

While Lundy’s conceptualisation has been widely welcomed in research, policy and practice, there is a dearth of examples in the literature regarding how the concepts of space, voice, audience and influence can be operationalised.

The purpose of this article is to share examples of how practitioners working in Ireland’s child protection and welfare services implement these concepts in practice. Drawing on practitioners’ personal testimonies and a selection of reports published by Ireland’s social care inspectorate, it sets out illustrative examples of approaches taken by professionals when seeking to create a safe and inclusive space for children and young people to express a view, approaches to supporting them to express that view and to ensuring it is listened to and acted upon as appropriate.