Involving children and young people in developing social care

Practice: resource tool box 10

Involving children and young people in peer-led programmes

The youth of today have something to say about participation. B. Dickenson, PEG Publications, 2000. Recounts the story of the Participation Education Group - an organisation set up and run by and for children and young people.

Building user involvement: A step-by-step guide to involving users in youth information, advice, counselling and support services. Youth Access. Provides guidance about the use of different approaches and their advantages and disadvantages.

Stepping forward: Working together through peer support. E. Hartley-Brewer, National Children's Bureau, 2002. Provides explanation about different approaches, including peer mentoring, peer research, peer counselling and peer education.