The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has established a fund to support implementation of the National Participation Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision Making [the Framework] (2021) within everyday spaces and settings where practitioners work directly with children and young people.
The Framework supports departments, agencies and organisations in a journey towards improving their practice in listening to children and young people and giving them a voice in decision-making. It focuses on children and young people’s individual and collective participation in decision-making, whether that takes place in person, online or both. Individual decisions are those that affect one child, such as decisions about the health, education or social care that they receive. Collective decisions are those that affect children as a group in everyday settings like schools, early learning and care services, child and youth services, youth clubs and projects, and creative, artistic and sporting activities, or in the development of national and organisational projects, programmes, services, research, legislation and policies.
Full Information and Application Form are available to download below