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This library is 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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Second Action Plan Update Of the NATIONAL STRATEGY ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING 2015-2020 – July 2016 – June 2017 Report

This is the second annual report on the progress made by all Government Departments and Agencies in implementing the agreed commitments in the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making 2015-2020.

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Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher:

Date: 12 November 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Children, Implementation, Young People

Does organized sport participation during youth predict healthy habits in adulthood? A 28 year longitudinal study

Health behaviours in youth can predict the same behaviours later in life, but the role of sport participation in predicting healthy lifestyle habits is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association between participation in organized youth sport and adult healthy lifestyle habits.

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Author: Palomäki M. Hirvensalo K. Smith O. Raitakari S. Männistö N. Hutri‐Kähönen T. Tammelin

Publisher: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage:

Type of Resource: restricted access

Sector/setting: Longitudinal Research Study

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability:

Keywords: health behaviours, longitudinal, physical activity, sport, Youth

Child and Youth Participation Toolkit – Tusla

Participation is a process involving active dialogue and change, facilitated by processes of space, voice, audience and influence.  This toolkit has been developed through a collaborative process involving a number of Tusla staff­ and managers, key stakeholders, community voluntary groups, and young people.

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Author: Tusla-Child And Family Agency

Publisher: Tusla-Child And Family Agency

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Toolkit

Sector/setting: Youth work, participation

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Children’s Participation, Toolkit

Participation of youth in decision‐making procedures during residential care: A narrative review

This narrative literature review, covering the period 2000–2016, focuses on the opportunities of young people to participate, the challenges and facilitators to participation, and the outcomes of care related to participation.

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Author: Mijntje D.C. ten Brummelaar, Annemiek T. Harder, Margrite E. Kalverboer, Wendy J. Post, Erik J. Knorth

Publisher: Child & Family Social Work Vol 23, Issue 1

Date: 16 June 2017

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Children's Rights, Children’s Participation, Residential Care, Young People

Children First – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

These guidelines are intended to assist with the identification, notification, investigation, and management of child abuse cases. The sections on identifying and reporting child abuse are intended for anyone who works with children, and there are also specific sections providing guidance to Health Board personnel in Ireland on their responsibility and procedures.

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Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2nd October 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Policy Guideline

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: child abuse, Children, DCYA

‘So, How Was School Today?’ Report of a survey on how young people are taught and how they learn

This report sets out the views of some 3,242 young people, aged 12 – 17 years, who responded to the survey from across the network of 31 Comhairle na nÓg youth councils. The findings are very interesting and the conclusions have been very carefully drawn up.

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Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 6th November 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Research

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Children, Decision-making, Participation, Young People

Annual Report 2017

Annual reports must be submitted for the period January 1 to December 31 of that year pursuant to Section 13(7) to the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002.

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Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: NULL

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Keywords: Annual reports, Ombudsman for Children Act

Child participation structures in Ireland: implementation of agency rights in the UNCRC

This dissertation explores how children's agency rights became prominent in Irish public policy and analyses the effectiveness of Comhairle na nÓg (child and youth councils) as a mechanism for realisation of UNCRC agency rights. It investigates the practice standards, funding, governance, support for and operation of the Comhairle na nÓg (CNN) structure in meaningfully enabling the voice of children and young people to be heard by adult decision-makers with influence. It also focuses on the effectiveness of the CNN structure in enabling children and young people to have a voice on and participate in decision-making on issues that affect their everyday lives.

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Author: Anne O'Donnell

Publisher:

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Academic publication

Sector/setting: Children's participation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Focused group with young people

Availability: Open

Keywords: Child, Implementation, Ireland, Participation, Rights, Structures, UNCRC

The Perspectives of Practitioners and Service Users on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making within Tusla, prior to the implementation of the Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support: A Baseline Assessment KEY FINDINGS

The aim of this study was to conduct a baseline assessment on the extent to which the participation of children and
young people was embedded in Tusla's culture and operations, prior to the implementation of the Prevention,
Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) programme of action to mainstream children's participation

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Author: Dr Danielle Kennan, Dr Cormac Forkan and Dr Bernadine Brady

Publisher: UNESCO

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: publication

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: None

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: Open access

Keywords: Children, Family, Implementation, people, PPFS, Prevention, Support, Tusla, young

Youth as Researchers Training Manual

The
manual provides a step-by-step guide for young people carrying out a research project and the accompanying workbook is designed to complement the training by suggesting practical tasks
to support the research process.

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Author: Maria Campbell, Danielle Kennan, Keith Egan, Chloe Greene, Pat Dolan

Publisher: UNESCO

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Other

Sector/setting: Researchers training

Vulnerable groups: None

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: Open

Keywords: Guide, Manual, project, Research, Training, Young People