So You Want to Consult with Children?: A toolkit of good practice

Useful ideas for involving children in discussions about decisions and issues that affect them.

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  • How can we involve children in discussions about what adults ought to be doing to make their lives better?
  • How can we make sure that the children feel that their views and opinions have been listened to and respected?
  • What can we do to make sure that both the children and the adults are properly prepared for such discussions?
  • What do we have to do to ensure that the children involved are safe and protected at all times?
  • How can children and adults be equal partners in representing our organisation or country on a delegation to a formal meeting?

If you would like to involve children in discussions about issues that affect them, but don’t know how to do it, this toolkit will provide you with a lot of useful material for getting started.

If you’ve already begun to involve children in policy or other discussions, you'll find some useful ideas here to help you take this work forward.

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