Voice of the Child
The Eastern Region Sector Led Improvement Programme and Research in Practice Voice of the Child Change Project: Final Report
The Children’s Services Sector Led Improvement Programme for the Eastern Region runs a programme of regional activity based on shared improvement themes. In spring 2014 the Programme Manager approached Research in Practice to co-develop a programme of support in relation to the theme ‘the experience of the child within child protection’. Self-assessments completed by the 11 Local Authorities had noted a lack of ‘the child’s voice’ in case recording and a lack of evidence of children and young people’s input into service design. This linked with an emerging strand of Research in Practice work focused on developing methods to engage with the voices of children and young people.