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School Councils in Wales: Best Practice Guide

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The WG Pupil Participation Project supports schools in enabling children and young people to have a voice and to participate in decisions that affect them, as set out in Article 12 of the UNCRC.
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This Best Practice Guide contains some good examples of including children and young people in decision-making.

This showcase is a celebration of the enlightened approach we now have to pupil particiation and inclusion. It has been published to recognise the role of staff and governors who have stood up for children and young people and ensured that an active and vibrant School Council or Youth Forum exists in their organisation. Their faith in the talents of children and young people has inspired pupils and students all over Wales to achieve so much more for themselves and for their school or community.

This Best Practice Guide contains some good examples of including children and young people in decision-making. We have also included some simple pointers of what makes an effective School Council or Youth Forums.