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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 outlines what children and young people considered to be 'Right Brilliant Things' in their lives and the result of the vote. In a ballot, children and young people were asked to identify what they thought was most important to them in four categories. Each category contained different options that had emerged from earlier stages of the consultation, and children signalled a preference overall for: (In the home) help us to be safe and secure in our home; (Where we learn) help us have the same chances, no matter how much money our families have; (In the community): Help us feel safe and respected; (In Scotland): Help everyone to include each other, no matter how different we all are. Katie then explains how the results of the vote have informed the strategy and activities being taken forward by the Commissioner's office.

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