Involving children and young people

All children and young people have the right to take part in making decisions that affect them, whatever their age or support needs. It can also be useful to involve family carers

The Council for Disabled Children have produced information about involving children and young people called Barriers to participation: a transforming care partner’s resource.

There are lots of tips for involving children and young people in service and policy development from the NHS Youth Forum.

More NHS England resources about involving young people and carers of young people in mental health services

Video from Youth Access London about how to involve children and young people in service development.

Me First has resources to support communication between clinicians and children and young people.