Scottish Government has released an online survey regarding children and young people’s participation in decision-making, as part of their requirements and commitments under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
Scottish Government is committed to ensuring children and young people are at the heart of decisions which affect them, and ensuring that they have the opportunity to effectively participate in wider civic society and influence decisions around them. They believe this is important at both national and local levels, including the Scottish Government, local authorities, community planning partnerships (CPPs), health boards, schools, community councils and other places where decisions are made that will affect children and young people.
They are seeking views from professionals (including teachers, CLD workers, social workers and health professionals) who engage with children and young people, to gain an insight into how they work with children and young people and support them to participate in decision-making, and what barriers they have experienced.
The survey will ask questions about current practice in relation to the participation of children and young people – including what has been found to work well and what barriers have been encountered, whether they be physical, geographical or subliminal. Scottish Government is also interested in views on and how participation in decision-making might be further developed and improved.
Results from this survey will help inform the work being undertaken by Scottish Government to establish a more strategic approach to participation in decision-making.
The survey should only take 5 – 10 minutes to complete. The deadline for responses is Friday 7th February.
To submit your response, or for further information, please visit the SurveyMonkey page.