Involving children and young people in developing social care

Useful organisations and websites


The following websites are focused on children and young people's participation and children's rights:

A National Voice A site run by and for young people in care.

Article 12 A children's rights-based organisation run by and for children and young people.

British Youth Council An organisation run by and for young people to represent their views to decision makers and to promote youth participation.

Carnegie Young People's Initiative An organisation committed to promoting young people's participation in policy making and practice.

Children's Express A web based newspaper produced by children and young people.

Children's Rights Alliance An alliance of over 180 organisations committed to promoting children's human rights.

Children's Rights Information Network A global network disseminating information about the UNCRC and developments relating to children's rights.

Children Rights Officers and Advocates A site for those working in children's rights and advocacy services.

Common Purpose An independent citizenship organisation with a young people's section.

Schools Council UK A site providing information and resources on setting up and sustaining school councils.

UK Youth Parliament A site listing the work of the UKYP, discussion forums and links to local youth parliaments


The following websites contain information on children and young people's participation, including examples of participation research, practice or campaigns: