|Title||The voices of children and young people in decisions affecting their lives|
A project funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust
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 in spite of the acknowledged importance of such participation.
A group of researchers at Westminster Law School undertook a research project to directly involve school students in order to encourage their engagement in this issue as well as their commitment to help meet this challenge. The project was funded by The Quintin Hogg Trust. The research project team was eager to support the students in trying to make a difference to the way in which the voice of young people is ascertained, acknowledged and addressed by society in decisions about their lives. We felt that, by involving 16/17 year old school students within a structured framework, where they were able to consider and articulate the areas of law and social policy that impact upon them, and which matter most to them in their everyday lives, we would have the opportunity to work together to provide an effective and worthwhile contribution to the policy debate in these areas.
|Publisher||University of Westminster|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.quintinhoggtrust.org/pdf/Policy%20briefing%20(web)%20final.pdf|