Jan 6, 2012
Katie Brown, Head of Participation and Education, Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People (SCCYP) shares her experiences of being involved in developing and delivering a large-scale programme of participative consultation with children and young people from across Scotland. 'A RIGHT blether' created an opportunity for children and young people to share their opinions and experiences, to say what's important to them, and to inform the work of the Commissioner.
In this clip, Katie tells us about the focus, creativity, challenges (including the extensive flurry of snow experienced across Scotland at the peak of consultation activity!) and excitement involved in such a large scale consultation. Designed to raise awareness and understanding of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), as well as the role of the Commissioner, and to create opportunities for children and young people's voices to be heard (in line with Article 12 of the UNCRC), 'A RIGHT blether' culminated in a vote by 74,059 children and young people on what issues they thought the Commissioner should focus on.
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