KEEPING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE CENTRE OF ALL WE DO
Our vision is for all children and young people to have a sense of belonging where they are cared for, valued and where they can fulfill their potential, shape their destiny and experience the joy of life.
High quality participation is one of the key methods which ensures children and young people are listened to and involved – Radical’s commitment to participation and involvement is central to the way we work.
Our commitment to the philosophies which underpin meaningful participation, places us firmly within Children’s Rights (we endorse the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Children’s Act). We promote the European Human Rights Convention and The UK Human Rights Act,
We believe participation is the active involvement of children and young people, creating new experiences, opportunities and decisions that affect their lives and their ability to fulfill their potential.
We are committed to:
- Developing our culture of participation
- Making participation real and meaningful
- Planning with participation in mind
- Making participation inclusive and accessible
- Ensuring participation is safe and enjoyable
- Valuing participation within all our work
“The staff involve us in their staff meetings from time to time so we have a chance to get our point across, as well as theirs, before a decision is made. I am looking forward to help deliver training to staff and young people on Participation and Involvement.”.