These examples use different methods of engagement, to assist children and young people to express their views.
Our engagement is based on empowerment, relationship building, and children’s rights.
- Empowerment means that young people are respected, listened to, and know that they are making a difference for others.
- Relationship building means that time is taken to develop trusting relationships with young people and the adults in their communities.
- Young people have the right to express their views and to have these taken into account; they have the right to be fully informed about the purpose and intended outcomes of the engagement, and to refuse to participate at any time in the engagement. They have the right to receive information on the influence of the engagement and to correct any personal information.
These examples use different methods of engagement, to assist children and young people to express their views, have their voices heard and incorporated into our work and that of other agencies. Sometimes the tools are adapted for use with a group of children with particular needs.
Modelling how to do in-depth engagement with a group of tamariki and rangatahi Māori to learn more about their lived experience.
An example of child and youth engagement through combined methods: face to face, postcard and survey.
Listening to young New Zealanders: Feb 2018 - Office of Film and Literature Classification
Engaging with young people on viewing sexual violence in entertainment media.
Transforming Respite: Feb 2018 - Disability Support Services, Ministry of Health
Engaging with a range of children and young people with disabilities: high and complex needs, autism and cerebral palsy.
A youth advisory group made up of young people experienced in the State care system came together to advise the then Minister for Children on State Care.
Engaging with a large number of Pacific young people at a festival, using a range of engagement tools.
Regenerate Christchurch involved 5-12 year olds in the engagement and planning process for the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor regeneration.