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Top tips for children and young people's participation

  1. Treat children and young people with respect
  2. Don't talk down to children and young people 
  3. Don't be a "try hard"
  4. Don't make assumptions about what children and young people are capable of
  5. Remember that children and young people are as diverse as any other population group
  6. Tell children and young people how they will be involved and always provide feedback
  7. Be open to new ideas, especially ones you may not have thought of
  8. Give children and young people time and space to say what they mean
  9. Give clear objectives and limits for decision making
  10. Steer clear of professional jargon whenever possible

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