Other useful resources

Resources to help plan and run a participation activity with children or young people


Diversity, inclusion and communication


Readiness Assessment Checklist - Young Voices
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Safe and active participation

  • Koori Youth Council's Wayipunga (supporting young people) - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth participation framework.

  • CCYP tip sheets on cultural safety for Aboriginal children, safety of children with a disability and safety of children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • The CCYP Empowerment and participation guide – contains a variety of activities and guidance to help you plan and run your participation:
    • Participation activities – warm up games by age, ‘V is for victory’ assessment and planning tool (pages 58 to 61, Empowerment and participation guide)
    • Safety shield activities – give participants an opportunity to learn about and inform the ways they will be kept safe (pages 53 to 55, Empowerment and participation guide)
    • Identifying safe spaces tool – get feedback on how physically and emotionally safe participants feel in the environment (pages 51 to 52, Empowerment and participation guide)
    • Tailoring guide for participation of children and young people of different ages – create physically and emotionally safe and inclusive spaces (pages 62 to 73, Empowerment and participation guide).
  • Yerp online toolkit – articles, videos and practice examples to support youth participation.
  • Code of ethical practice – for the Victorian youth sector.

Training, development and networks

Trauma-informed practice

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