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Participation Event August 2022

Participation Practice Exchange: Keep The Promise by bringing participation to life

In August 2022, we were delighted to host a hybrid in-person or online Participation Network event.

This session saw us share great participatory practice and projects, with different organisations having the opportunity to take us on their journey of planning, partnership working, engagement, delivery and impact.

Attendees saw presentations from the National Leadership Network, the Inside Out project, Our Hearings, Our Voice, and the Rights Right Now project who spoke about how they are working to Keep The Promise.

Afterwards, participants worked in groups to discuss :

  • Visioning and scoping participation
  • Partnership working
  • Engaging with diverse communities
  • Delivering your participation project
  • Ensuring impact for participants
  • Ensuring strategic impact

and share their experiences, ideas and projects.

Participation Network Event August 2022

Find out about the day and what the participants who attended thought and shared with each other.

Download the webinar transcript

The National Leadership Network

In this presentation, Gary Brown and Chris Marshall explained how the National Leadership Network came into being and how it is structured to maximise the voice of care experienced children and young people.

Download the National Leadership Network transcript

The Inside Out Project

In this presentation Ruth Kerracher from the Inside Out project talks about their work in with boys and young men in Polmont Young Offenders Institution and the challenges of maintaining momentum during the COVID lockdown. 

Download the Inside Out Project transcript


Feedback about the event from some of the participants:

Ross Gibson from CYCJ

Amy Miskimmin-Logan from Our Hearings, Our Voice

Bethany Shelton from The Fostering Network

Ruth Forster from Crossreach

Rosie Moore and Paul Sullivan from CELCIS

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Our Hearings, Our Voice

In this presentation, Amy Miskimmin-Logan describes how Children and young people are at the heart of Our Hearings, Our Voice and how they have instigated peer mentoring, produced their own magazine for young people and are finding ways of making hearings less daunting.

Download the Our Hearings, Our Voice transcript

The Rights Right Now Project

In this presentation Jane Miller discusses the Rights Right Now project and how they are giving voice to children's and young people's concerns through the lens of UNCRC implimentation.


Download the Rights Right Now Project transcript