Children watching TV


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.