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NHS publishes participation guide for health and care commissioners

The guide, 'Transforming Participation in Health and Care' is intended to help commissioners involve patients and carers in decisions relating to care and treatment and involve the public in commissioning decisions.

Chief Medical Officer calls for greater children’s participation

Dame Sally Davies’ annual report on children and young people’s health, Our Children Deserve Better, highlights the concerns of children and proposes a manifesto based on their views.

Government questioned on involvement of children in SEN decisions

Members of the House of Lords have questioned the Government on the involvement of children in decisions as part of the widespread reforms to the system of support for children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities set out in the Chil…

Spotlight Interview: Claire Evans, Participation & Development Worker, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

"Effective participation is about empowering young people and providing a platform for them to be heard".

BYC successful in working for changes to Lobbying Bill

As a result of the work done by the British Youth Council and others in the sector, the Government has acknowledged that changes to the Bill are needed in order to address the concerns that have been raised.

Youth Work Week 2013 – Building Skills for Employability

The National Youth Agency (NYA) is pleased to announce that National Youth Work Week 2013 will be held from 4 – 10 November. Youth Work Week is an annual celebration of youth work and 2013 sees the 20th year of this profile raising event.

CRAE joins UNCRC complaints procedure campaign

CRAE has joined the Ratify OP3 CRC campaign to encourage the UK and other States to sign up to the UN’s new complaints procedure on children’s rights.

BYC are looking for more young people to join the National Scrutiny Group

Are you interested in ensuring young people influence UK Government decision making? Then apply to join the National Scrutiny Group - a body of young people who will youth proof and examine UK Government policies.

EPIC Artful Asks competition

EPIC wants to hear the views of all disabled young people in England and Wales and wants you to ask a question in a piece of Art. The prize is to meet with Edward Timpson, Under Secretary of State for Children and Families during a visit to the House…

NCB survey about GCSE consultations

NCB has set up a survey to find out your views and those of other young people about changes to GCSEs.

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British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB