Listen to children and young people

If communities and people providing services to children and young people listen to children and what they are asking, that will help them provide better for children and young people.

 

Why the contribution is important

This is important because they have a right to be consulted on services that affect them.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 27, 2015 at 09:51AM

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  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 November 11, 2015 at 12:13

    Idea from Fairer Scotland Dumfries Planning Event:

    At the moment, parents and organisations occupy the higher priorities of ideas generated. Surely that should be the other way around. There should be youth-focussed events for social and political change, which inspire young people to get involved. Young people are talked down to rather than worked with; what they say should be acted on, if possible.

    There should also be more direct communication between young people and services. There is a lack of communication across services and between areas. This leads to people and cases being missed and means that best practice is not shared and young people have to tell their stories to lots of different people.

    This is important because better communication between service providers and young people would help to ensure that services meet young people’s needs.
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