Good Practice Supporting the Voice of the Child - GM guidance on enabling children to feel respected, to have their views heard, to have stable relationships with practitioners built on trust and to have consistent support provided for their individual needs.
Voice of the Child Guidance and Resource Toolkit
Voice of the Child - Supervision Questions
Voice of the Child - Resources for Practitioners
There are a
range of free tools that can be used
to capture the feelings, thoughts and views of a child and young person. There are different tools
appropriate for children or young people of different ages, level of need or
understanding. There are no factors including age, understanding or level of
need that should be a barrier to capturing the views of a child or young
Managers and Practitioners: For
further information about the importance of capturing the ‘Voice of the Child’
see our Voice of the Child 7 Minute Briefing
Examples of Tools:
'Animal Talk Activity'
Children's Participation Toolkit
Communi-CRATE Worksheets - Sheffkids
Establishing a day in the life of a school age child
Getting to know a child's routine
‘Say it your own way’- Children’s participationin assessment resources DfE / Barnardo’s
Voice of the child DVD and Worksheets
For further information about each of the tools listed, click here.
NSPCC Learning: let children know you’re listening
NSPCC Let children know you’re listening: the importance of an adult’s interpersonal skills in helping to improve a child’s experience of disclosure (PDF)
NSPCC Let children know you’re listening poster (PDF)
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