Listening to children and young people’s wishes and feelings should be universal.
Experiences of what is a ‘good’ care journey should be collected directly from children and young people, but it’s often not. Often it is adults – carers and professionals – who share their own interpretations of what a positive care system does and should look like.
Recent developments have shown that children‘s views are increasingly being sought and reported to feed into policy and practice development.
The expansion of advocacy services and the creation of the new Children’s Commissioner for England, indicate a commitment to promoting the effective participation of children in services that affect their lives.
These are just a few examples showing that it is the right time to find out directly from children and young people how children’s services can improve their lives for the better.
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