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Principles and guidelines for working with young people published

We’ve published our principles and guidelines for the participation and engagement of children and young people in our work.

Our vision is that all children and young people in Scotland have an equal chance to flourish. But we can’t achieve this without actively listening to their voices and responding to what they tell us.

Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Projects & Participation at Children in Scotland, said: “We have developed these principles and guidelines to ensure that, as an organisation, we engage children and young people in meaningful, ongoing dialogue that will ensure their voices can influence every aspect of our work.

“We want to share them with other organisations who may be engaging with children and young people in their decision-making. We hope they will be helpful for others who wish to consider them in relation to their own context.”

The principles and guidelines are being launched today (28 November) at a workshop for Scottish Government officials who have expressed an interest in engaging with children and young people as part of their policy development.

The workshop, Consulting with children and young people is run jointly by Children in Scotland, Young Scot, Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament.

Click here to download The participation and engagement of children and young people: our principles and guidelines (Note: this link was updated September 2019 when a revised version of the guidelines was published).

Click here to read more about our participation and engagement work


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