“Children who are capable of forming their own views have the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.”
(Article 12, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)
“Participation means that it is my right to be involved in making decisions, planning and reviewing any action that might affect me. Having a voice, having a choice.”
(The National Standards for Children and Young People's Participation)
In Wales, children’s rights are supported by the Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011.
Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound recognises that involving children in decisions about their care increases their self-esteem and it is our policy to include the voice of the children in our care in all aspects of our work.
We will do this by:
Ensuring staff (students and volunteers) implement positive attitudes about children’s participation in their work.
Providing training for staff as appropriate.
Engaging with the children in our care in ways that are appropriate to their age and stage of development to enable their involvement in review and feedback activities. This includes verbal and non-verbal ways of engaging.
Respecting children’s decisions to not engage in review and feedback activities.
Listening to what children say to us, and taking action as needed.
Feeding back to children who have contributed and informing them of any actions that have been taken as a result.
Operating an effective working in partnership with parents/carers policy.
Involving children in our care in the annual review of the quality of care provided in line with regulatory requirements.
This Children’s Participation policy and procedure was passed for use in Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound.
Equality Impact Assessment
Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a duty not to discriminate against people on the basis of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
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