The Voices of Children and Young People in Decisions Affecting their Lives

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Although the right of young people to have a voice in decisions affecting their lives has gained considerable recognition, this is often not meaningfully achieved.

Concerns regarding youth crime and the mental well-being of young people is attracting increasing nationwide attention, yet there is limited publicised consultation with young people regarding these issues and how they might be addressed.

A group of researchers at Westminster Law School undertook a research project to directly involve school students in order to encourage their engagement with public decisions affecting their lives, as well as their commitment to help meet this challenge.

Download The Voices of Children and Young People in Decisions Affecting their Lives - Policy Brief (PDF). 

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