Removing Barriers to Participation: Developing Guidance for the Inclusion of Disabled Children and Young People in Decision-Making

Developed in collaboration with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY), Hub na Nóg, National Disability Authority (NDA), Disability Working Group with representatives from Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) and other relevant organisations including civil society and advocacy organisations, and following consultations with children and young people, Dr Sylwia Kazmierczak-Murray and Kathryn O’Mahony from the School of Inclusive and Special Education, Institute of Education, DCU (with Dr Alexis Carey, Independent Researcher) developed  national guidance for the inclusion of disabled children and young people in decision-making.

The guidance will ensure that the National Action Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making 2023-2028  and The Lundy Model of Participation (Space, Voice, Audience and Influence) can be achieved inclusively.