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Decision-making: children and young people's participation
Practice examples

Practice examples

There are many examples of projects, programmes and policies in Scotland, where children and young people have participated in a meaningful way to inform decision-making and improve outcomes for themselves and others. 

These examples give ideas on how you could engage with children and young people in decision-making.  They were chosen with input from a group of young people and some members of our expert working group.

All examples have taken place since 2017 and include the annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people, rights cafes and developing strategic plans.

They are not the ‘best’ or only examples. But we hope that they are useful as a starting point to illustrate the different processes and approaches that can be used for children and young people’s participation in decision-making.    

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