Participation Works

Participation Works- Supporting the Third Sector to Develop Participation

Participation Works is a consortium of organizations committed to children and young people’s participation. We offer support to third sector organisations, enabling them to effectively involve children young people in the development, delivery and evaluation of services, which affect their lives.

The Participation Works Network for England (PWNE) exists to provide opportunities for adults for whom participation is part of their daily work, to network, share new ideas and learn more about the participation landscape.

Membership is free and benefits include fortnightly ebulletins to keep you up to date with the latest news, events, policy and opportunities around children and young people’s participation in decision making. Members can also search the network database to get in contact with and share knowledge with other participation workers.

Online Gateway
Our Gateway website also contains up to date news stories, events and high quality resources relevant to the world of children and young people’s participation

We offer training to support organisations to develop participation. Our training courses are FREE to Voluntary, Community and Faith organisations.

Building a Culture of Participation explores how an organisation’s culture can be established to support children and young people’s active and meaningful participation across the organisation. It is based on developing skills and knowledge in participation, involving self and organisational analysis as well as action planning. This course may lead on to gaining one to one advice and support from an approved Participation Works consultant.

Ready Steady Change is a comprehensive set of training and tools to build your skills and knowledge in increasing children and young people’s effective participation in decision-making. Focusing on “values, change and action”, Ready Steady Change approaches participation from a children’s rights framework and is suitable for professionals in a variety of settings as well as policy makers.

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