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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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
Youth as Researchers Training Manual
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.