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Disabled children’s views sought on the child protection system

NSPCC-funded research is to be carried out exploring the experiences and views of disabled young people about child protection services.

Have your say on the NHS constitution

The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is launching a new project - Our Rights, Our Voice - to help children understand their rights under the health system by making the NHS Constitution’s rights relevant and accessible to them.

How are organisations across Europe involving children?

Eurochild has undertaken a survey of its members, aimed at finding out the methods organisations are using for their participatory work with children, the challenges they face, and ways to overcome those challenges.

UK Youth Parliament debate in the House of Commons

On 15 November, for the fifth year running, members of the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) held their annual debate in the House of Commons. Other than MPs they are the only group allowed to do so.

Disabled young people make films about ‘What I wish I'd known’

Early Support – an initiative funded by the Department for Education to improve the delivery of services for disabled children, young people and their families – has made a series of films designed to give young people the information they have s…

KIDS establishes Young People's Engagement Group

In 2012 the SE7 Pathfinder (a partnership of seven councils that have committed to working together to improve quality of services, including in relation to special education needs and disabilties (SEND) commissioned KIDS to collect the opinions and…

Embedding children and young people's participation in health and social care services

A researcher at the University of the West of England and Making Ourselves Heard Steering Group member, Louca-Mai Brady, organised a workshop in July - the topic being 'embedding children and young people's participation in health and social care se…

Youth Select Committee reports on the curriculum

The Youth Select Committee - made up of 11 young people aged 18 and under from across the UK - has published its report on the Curriculum and Young People, following the inquiry it held on the issue earlier this year.

Young people consulted on new SEN code of practice

The Government is changing the law on special educational needs (SEN) and has written a draft 0-25 special educational needs Code of Practice in relation to which it is seeking views. It is running two consultations for young people - one is for youn…

Children report on what’s important to them

Amplify - the Children's Commissioner's advisory group made up entirely of children - has published its report, What We Say We Need. Based on a survey of over 1,300 children across England, designed and developed by Amplify, the report looks at the m…

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