The following links will help you to find out more about how to involve young people in decisions about their lives. If you would like to add a useful link, please contact us to find out how.
Participation Works is an online gateway to the world of children and young people's participation. The gateway aims to improve the way practitioners, organisations, policy makers and young people access and share information about involving children and young people in decision-making.
National Youth Agency aims to advance youth work to promote young people's personal and social development, their voice, influence and place in society.
Hear by Right is a tried and tested standards framework for organisations across the statutory and voluntary sectors to assess and improve practice and policy on the active involvement of children and young people.
CROA is a National Development Project that supports members and the children and young people they work with.
CRIN empowers the global child rights community through the exchange of information and the promotion of children's rights.
11 MILLION is led by the Children's Commissioner and wants adults in charge to listen to what children and young people have got to say.
All of the organisations featured in the Links section on the Disability Toolkit have been informed of this fact. The Children's Society is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to the other UK nations. CDC works to influence national policy that impacts upon disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families. We aim to promote the active participation of disabled children and young people, making sure their voices and success stories are heard. Making Ourselves Heard is a new Council for Disabled Children project, which aims to promote the active participation of disabled children and young people.
Kids Zone An interactive website designed for children and young people by The Children’s Society
My life 4 Schools The Children’s Society’s FREE Key Stage 2 resources linked to the PSHE/Citizenship and SEAL curriculum. My Life 4 Schools is a web based resource which uses exciting imagery and storyboards to encourage pupils to discuss issues.
Runaways help The Children’s Society build a safety net for children who run away from home
Askability a website that 'says it' with pictures and symbols. It provides disabled children and young people with access to national and local news, film, sport, music reviews and other fun stuff they would normally be excluded from.
Hidden Lives is an exciting and unique resource for anyone interested in British social history. The website has something to offer if you are at school learning about the Victorians or even at university studying social work. Maybe you have an interest in Victorian architecture - or perhaps you'd just like to play the online games or download a screensaver.
Young Carers The Children's Society's Include Programme works with voluntary and statutory services to support children and young people who care for parents or siblings who suffer from chronic illness or disability. The website promotes best practice by offering resources and information for those working with young carers.
Refugee Toolkit Developed by The Children’s Society Family Health Inclusion Project and funded by the Department of Health this is a tool for all adult and children’s services practitioners, education, health and other agencies in contact with refugee and asylum seeking families. Particularly those working with families affected by ill-health and disability and where there are young carers.
STARS national initiative The Children's Society Stars National Initiative is a hub of information, support and guidance on parental drug and alcohol misuse, and the impact it has upon children and families.