Consulting with children and young people
We believe that local children and young people’s voices should be part of every Good Childhood Conversation event. So much so, that we have consulted with over 4000 young people in the past 12 months.
The Good Childhood Conversations team offer two methods of consultation:
- The ‘Thinking about my life’ postcard was used to gather evidence for the Good Childhood Inquiry in 2009 and is now used for almost every Conversation event. We provide a maximum of 50 per event.
- The short Good Childhood Index is for children aged 8-18. This anonymous survey is about what young people think of their local area and how they feel about their lives in general. This is via 12 questions that have been developed following cycles of consultation and research with children. It is most suited for larger samples of children (eg over 100) for whom it can be used to draw comparisons with national averages, and monitor changes in well-being over time. Take a look at the questions asked and the survey guidance notes. The survey needs to be completed at least three weeks before the Good Childhood Conversation event.