This updated guidance is to support those who are required to or want to engage with children and young people as part of their decision-making.
Every child has the right to be heard in matters affecting them and to participate in the life of their family, community and society, under Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
This updated guidance from Scottish Government aims to support those who are required to or want to engage with children and young people as part of their decision-making.
Decision-makers should always consider listening to children and young people’s views, even it is not immediately evident that they should do this.
It brings together various resources on participation in decision-making (guidance, practice examples, research publications), referencing a range of participation models – from light consultation to co-production with children and young people. It also provides details of practitioners and researchers who can provide further information and guidance.