Listening to children
Listening to Young Children (second edition)
Published in 2010 by Open University Press, the second edition of Listening to Young Children updates legislation, research, practice issues and case study examples. This revised edition, written by Perpetua Kirby and building upon the original text by Y. Penny Lancaster, reflects the now clearer and stronger conviction about the importance of listening to young children.
To purchase a pack please contact Open University Press at http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openup/listening/index.html
Listening to children and the Family Justice Review seminar
A successful seminar in November 2010 brought together experts and young people themselves to look at how to improve the way the family justice system hears children’s perspectives. Topics included methods of listening to children within wider professional settings, themes emerging from a consultation with the Cafcass Young People's Board and how to hear children in private law dispute resolution processes.
To download and read all speaker presentations please visit here.
Life in Your Hands (second edition)
Young people using Coram’s Supported Housing Service took a key role in producing Life in Your Hands, published in 2010. The booklet covers the basics of living independently like setting up home, health, diet and exercise, education, employment and training. Sections also focus on family, friends and relationships, money and your rights.
To learn more about Coram's Supported Housing Service, and view a film about a young person's experience using this service, click here.
Further participatory activities with children and young people
Other participatory work at Coram includes creative developmental work with adopted youth in the East Midlands; and Coram's annual User Involvement Day.
Dr Sophie Laws, Head of Policy and Research
T: 020 7520 0325
Coram Community Campus
49 Mecklenburgh Square
London WC1N 2QA