Rules for Engaging Children and Young People

At the Kidference, we worked with the grown ups to come up with some rules for grown ups who are looking to engage with children and young people on decision making or problem solving. We wrote them all down on sticky notes. Becky grouped everything we'd said in to some overall themes. Here are our RULES for engaging with children and young people!

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Influence and Community Engagement

To use local knowledge, experts need to reassess and change what they were initially planning to do. And change is not something that comes easily. Most experts like to do what they planned all along. Research has revealed that local knowledge that is most likely to be influential in these processes if the knowledge that is most closely aligned with what organisers or experts were already planning to do.

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