[PDF] Frameworks for child participation in social care

Source:
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
Publisher:
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
Publication date:
08 May 2018

Abstract

This summary looks at the participation of children and young people in social care, including examples of recent frameworks. We drew on a wide range of evidence focusing on children and young people's participation, and included literature looking at specific contexts where challenges most commonly occur, such as in child protection, and with BAME and disabled youth. We found that while there was no shortage of resources on participation, there were still limitations around evaluations of the effectiveness of structures and procedures to enable children and young people to have their wishes taken into account.