Involving Young People in Decision Making

In Autumn 2019 we held two workshops on the topic of Involving Young People in Decision Making – one in Derry/Londonderry and the other in Belfast.


These workshops aimed to do the following:

  • To explore why young people should be involved in decision making

  • To examine how young people have been involved in decision making with grant holders

  • To consider challenges in ensuring young people’s meaningful involvement in decision making

  • To explore potential solutions to those challenges

  • To provide an opportunity for networking

The presentation from this workshop can be viewed here.


During the workshop delegates discussed the following:

  • How/where in their organisations young people were involved in decision making

  • The challenges that organisations face when trying to ensure genuine involvement in decision making and

  • Solutions to those challenges.

A summary of these discussions can be found here.


Thanks to the following grant holders who shared their learning at this workshop:

  • Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, whose presentation can be found here.

  • Advantage

  • Cancer Focus

In addition the learning from NCB in terms of young people’s involvement in the Board of Trustees was also shared Involving Young People in Decision Making - Learning from NCB and delegates also received a resource list in their packs for further reading in this area


Many thanks to The Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum for hosting us in the north west!