Can Scotland be Brave – Incorporating UNCRC Article 12 in practice

This project investigated how well practitioners, understood and implemented the full obligations of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (‘UNCRC’).

Appendix 2 - Pre-training survey

1. Background Information

Place of work


2. What age range do you predominately work with?

Early years/ Primary/ Secondary/ All

3. Tell us what kind of difficulties you have noticed when communicating with children or young people? 

4. When thinking about the child you are working with; how would you rate the following when seeking their views (without a Talking Mat):

Engagement or connection between you and the person
The person's understanding of the issue/s being discussed
Ease of expressing his/her views
His/her overall involvement in the decision

5. Please comment on any communication support/s that you used with the person.

6. How confident were you that the final decision or subsequent action reflected the person's view?

Very confident/ Confident/ Quite confident/ Not confident



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