Since 2003, the DCYA Participation Unit has collaborated with Government Departments and State agencies by conducting consultations, surveys and dialogues with children and young people on a wide range of policy, practice and legislative initiatives.
Since July 2017, Hub na nÓg and the Participation Support Team is working with the DCYA in planning and conducting consulting with children and young people on:
- the Oberstown Standards
- the layout of the new Children’s Court
- the voice of the child in Adoption proceedings
These consultations are ongoing.
Links to reports of national consultations, surveys and dialogues with children and young people since 2010 are listed below:
Report on a Consultation with Children and Young People on Education for Sustainable Development
This report presents findings from a consultation with pupils and students on the issue of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), in order to inform future Department of Education and Skills policy in this field. The consultation was aimed at finding out what children learn in School to make the world a fairer and better place for everyone.
Children Seen and Heard 1916-2016
Report of consultations with children and young people on their vision for Ireland and on remembering the children who died in 1916
Children and Young People’s Views on Human Rights in Ireland
A report of a survey with children and young people about human rights in Ireland in advance of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process January 2016
Life as a Child and Young Person in Ireland – Report of a National Consultation
This report, Life as a Child and Young Person in Ireland: Report of a National Consultation, documents the views of 66,705 children and young people. This national consultation was conducted to inform development of the Children and Young People’s Policy Framework by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, which will set out the key policy objectives for the next five years.
Life skills matter – not just points
A survey of implementation of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in second-level schools
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