Participatory communication with children, young people and their families

Kimberlee, R. and Coles, J. (2011) Participatory communication with children, young people and their families. In: Oliver, B. and Pitt, B., eds. (2011) Working With Children, Young People & Families. Learning Matters. ISBN 9780857254214 Available from:

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This chapter will briefly set the policy background for children and young people’s participation. It will then discuss and advocate practitioner communication skills which can support and encourage children and young people to participate. The issue of trust will be explored and emphasis placed on the importance of listening skills as a communication tool for developing trust and encouraging participation. Using practical examples it will highlight some of the barriers to empowering children and young people to be involved in communication around decision making and highlight practical methods to facilitate their voices being heard.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:young people, children, participation, working, big society, youth
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:13986
Deposited By: Dr R. Kimberlee
Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 14:58
Last Modified:17 Apr 2016 21:59

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