All children and young people “have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are making decisions that affect them and to have their opinions taken into account” sourced from Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. More information on the convention can be found here.

Here at Stretch-A-Family, we love the Create Foundation, and they have some FANTASTIC resources highlighting why participation is so important. You can check them out below:

Why Participate? – Information for Children & Young People

Participation – Information for Case Workers & Carers

Participation Portal

ACWA composed a great short video on the value of participation and you can view it below: