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Engaging with young children’s voices:  A practical workshop on consultation with young children in early childhood services

'Children are and must be seen as active in the construction of their own lives, the life of those around them and of the societies in which they live- children are not just the passive subjects of social structures and processes' (James and Prout, 1990).

Click here to download slides delivered by Marie Gibbons, Researcher for Galway and Roscommon Children and Young People' s Services Committees, during a February 2019 symposium hosted by Galway Childcare Committee for providers of Childcare Services in February 2019.

Youth-Led Research

Supported by a Tusla Participation Seed Grant, the Galway Children and Young People’s Services Committee and the Athenry Child and Family Support Network worked with 33 transition year students from three second level schools in Athenry, Co. Galway, to design and undertake a major research study into the perceived service needs of young people in the area.

                                     

For a written report of the research findings, click here.

View a video made by the TY students to help share their findings here.

Download '10 Lessons for Service Providers' informed by the research findings here.

View a report of the survey findings from Tuam, Clifden and Ballybane here.

 

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