Community improvement : how children and young people got involved
This report has been written by Save the Children, an international child’s rights organisation, working in Scotland, the UK and in over 60 countries to achieve a better world for children. It discusses the Community Partners Programme, which was set up to explore if active community participation was an effective means of countering children and young people’s social exclusion and assisting them in securing their place as full citizens alongside others.
The programme facilitated the active involvement of children and young people in local decision-making, in turn, attempting to influence structures and processes. The learning contained in this report and the accompanying practitioner toolkit offers a contribution to our better understanding of what works, specifically in encouraging children and young people’s effective involvement.