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Youth Participation:

Children’s Advisory Committees

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.

Members of the ISPCC Children’s Advisory Committee in Cork played a key role in the design and implementation of ‘Cork Matters’: a project aimed at identifying issues facing two communities in Cork and coming together both to address these and to celebrate all the great things about living in these areas. Read more about Cork Matters here.

Read more about the next phase of the Cork Matters project, Resilience Matters, here.

If you would like to find out more about the ISPCC’s Children’s Advisory Committees, contact ISPCC Head Office at 01 243 2000. Further information can also be found here.


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Children’s Advisory Committee Cork member Sarah Barry helped to facilitate a World Café event in Ballincollig, Cork.


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Some of the members of the Children’s Advisory Committee in Monaghan, who were presented with an award by Monaghan County Council.


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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.