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Children's Participation Hub Database

A database of practice and research publications on children and young people's participation in decision-making

The National Strategy on Children and Young People's Participation in Decision-making (2015-2020), commits to the establishment of a Children and Young People's Participation Hub by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

The Hub will become the national centre for excellence on children and young people's participation in decision-making and will be fully functioning by the end of 2016.

The Hub will support implementation of the strategy through the provision of information, training and advice for Government departments and agencies and the non-statutory sector.

This database of publications on children and young people's participation is the first stage of development of the Hub. The database includes a wide range of national and international practice and research publications and articles, including good-practice guides on how to engage children and young people in decision-making.

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Using the Database

To search the database, enter a key word in the search bar. An alphabetic list of relevant resources will be generated, providing the following information for each item:

Ongoing development and feedback

The search facility of the database will be further developed in the coming months and additional publications and resources will be added as they become available. If you have feedback on the database, or are aware of any relevant practice guides, research publications or articles that could be included, please email the details to, with the subject line Children's Participation Hub Database


While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of information included in the Children's Participation Hub Database, the DCYA is not responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies or changes in content of the publications, articles or practice guides. Inclusion of material in this database should not be interpreted as an endorsement of either the authors or of their work.