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We are supporting the United Nations campaign #MyVoiceMySafety.  This concerns YOUR safety online and how you feel about online risks. Your voice matters. Please get involved here before April 7th, 2023 to have your voice heard!

Youth Participation:

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. Youth Participation Committees currently operate nationally, through online and face to face meetings.  Group members range in age from 10 to 18 and meet with the ISPCC monthly.

In recent times, Youth Participation 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 Youth Participation 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.

We are actively recruiting new members!  If you would like to find out more about the ISPCC’s Youth Participation Committees, contact Emma at [email protected]


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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.