The ISPCC believes that children and young people should have the opportunity to be fully involved in setting priorities, developing strategies, assessing progress in their communities, preparing for adversities and taking part in decisions which affect their lives.
This involvement builds confidence and helps them to become active citizens. Children’s Advisory Committees currently operate through the ISPCC’s Cork, Cavan, Monaghan and Drogheda offices. Group members range in age from 10 to 17 and meet with the ISPCC monthly.
In recent times, Children’s Advisory Committee members have been involved in activities from providing guidance on the development of ISPCC Childline’s new digital platform to taking part in inter-generational projects in their communities.
If you would like to find out more about the ISPCC's Children's Advisory Committees, see here or contact ISPCC Head Office at 01 676 7960.
Children's Advisory Committee Cork member Sarah Barry helped to facilitate a World Café event in Ballincollig, Cork.
Some of the members of the Children’s Advisory Committee in Monaghan, who were presented with an award by Monaghan County Council.
Members of the Children’s Advisory Committees were among participants at the ISPCC’s Children’s Consultation on Online Safety, which was run with the support of Vodafone in May 2017. They are pictured here with Event Chair Jess Kelly and Guest Speaker Adam Clarke.