Developing good practice

Developing and promoting good practice

The development and promotion of good practice is a priority of Hub na nÓg.

Draft DCYA National Implementation Framework for Child and Youth Participation
Since its establishment, the Hub has been collaborating with Professor Laura Lundy on a mechanism to support child participation practice.

The draft DCYA National Implementation Framework for Child and Youth Participation was developed by Hub na nÓg and the DCYA as a co-production with Professor Laura Lundy in 2019. The draft national framework is a simple, coherent and strategic mechanism to support organisations in a self-improvement journey towards adopting good practice in giving children and young people a voice in decision-making.

The draft National Framework is:

  • Underpinned by the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-making (2015-2020) and based on the Lundy model of child participation.
  • Comprised of a vision, overarching principles, best practice principles, a model of participation, a set of enabling factors and a set of implementation tools.

The national Framework will become the strategic foundation from which the Hub will develop targeted policy and practical guidance.

Hub na nÓg Library
Good practice is also promoted in the library on the Hub website, which hosts a wide range of practical and academic child and youth participation publications and resources.