Consulting Young People

Children and young people have the right to participate in decisions, which affect their lives, the lives of the community and the larger society in which they live. It is important that young people have this opportunity to voice their opinions when making decisions that affect them because they have many varied experiences, insightful ideas and plenty of enthusiasm.

In Aberdeenshire there are various mechanisms for youth engagement including over 60 local youth forums, the Aberdeenshire Youth Forum, Financial Advisory Board (Youth) and a Youth Engagement Group.

Aberdeenshire Youth Forum along with community planning partners developed a youth engagement strategy “Valuing Young People” This can be used as a guide for meaningful consultation and engagement. Support for consulting with young people can be obtained by contacting Dialogue Youth, dialogueyouth@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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