Involving children and young people in developing social care

Practice: resource tool box 3

Participation of marginalised groups of children and young people

The active involvement of young people in the Connexions Service: Practitioners guide. Connexions, 2001. Includes guidelines on accessing hard-to-reach young people, young people with learning difficulties, young people with limited English language and young people with physical or psychological access barriers. Available at

A guide to involving young people in teenage pregnancy work. D. McNeish and C. Turner, Teenage Pregnancy Unit, Department of Health, 2001. Includes practice examples and a list of useful contacts. Available at

Children and decision-making: Imaginative toolbox and training pack for working with looked-after children. N. Thomas, J. Phillipson, C. O'Kane, and E. Davies, Pavilion, 1999