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Consultations 

The DCYA provides opportunities for children and young people to contribute their views on issues of national and personal importance and is currently or has recently conducted the following consultations:

 

So, How Was School Today?

After school care

Cyber crime

Direct provision system

Ireland 2016 National Commemorative Programme

Development of the National Obesity Strategy

Universal Periodic Review

 

Over the last eleven years, consultations with children and young people have been conducted on the following issues:

 

  • Consultation with young people to develop questions on sexual behaviour and health to inform the Growing Up in Ireland study (2015).
  • Consultations with children and young people about the ideal qualities for the Ombudsman for Children (2014-2015).
  • Consultations with children and young people on the Digital Strategy for Schools (2014).
  • Consultation with children and young people on how they have/can have their voices heard in the GAA (2014).
  • ‘Young Voices – Have Your Say’ consultations with young people (aged 15-30) on the Social Inclusion of young people. These consultations are conducted every 6 months as part of the EU Structured Dialogue process (2013 and 2014).
  • Consultations with young people on the transition to third-level education (2013).
  • Consultations with children and young people to develop domains and questions for the Health Behaviour of School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey (2012 and 2013).
  • Consultations with children and young people to inform development of the Health Behaviour of School-aged Children (HBSC) Survey (2012 and 2013).
  • Consultations with children and young people as part of the development of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, 2014-2020 (2011).
  • Consultations with children and young people for the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in Primary Schools (2011).
  • Consultations with children and young people in the care of the State (2010).
  • Consultations with young people on reform of Junior Cycle in second-level schools (2010).
  • Consultation with young people on the White Paper on Crime (2010).
  • Children and young people’s views about being in the care of the State (2010).
  • Consultations with children and young people on the new Paediatric Hospital (2009).
  • Consultations with children and young people on Teenage Mental Health: What Helps and What Hurts (2008).
  • Consultations with children and young people on the development of the Irish Youth Justice Strategy (2007).
  • Consultations with young people on the misuse of alcohol among young people (2007).
  • Consultations with children and young people on the development of the Taskforce on Active Citizenship (2006).
  • Consultations with young people on the age of consent for sexual activity (2006).
  • Consultations with young people on the development of the National Recreation Policy (2005).
  • Consultations with children and young people on the development of the Children’s Code of Advertising (2004).

 

All consultations undertaken by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs are now done in conjunction with ‘Hub na nÓg’ – www.hubnanog.ie