About Hear by Right
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Every young person has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them and to have their views considered and taken seriously.” Article 12, The UN Convention on the rights of the child. Hear by Right is an organisational development tool in the style of an assessment. Its values and aims are for organisations to recognise how important youth participation is within its many forms and the impact youth voice has on both young people and the organisation.
The concept of “Hear by Right” highlights the importance of encouraging organisations, policymakers, and decision-makers to involve children and young people in decision-making processes, policies, programmes, and more that impact their lives. By valuing and respecting their perspectives, “Hear by Right” seeks to empower children and young people to understand their rights and use their voice. The Hear by Right assessment is a paid course at two levels. When there is successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded a national NYA accredited certificate awarded in either Active level or Flagship.
Hear by Right has seven standards based on the familiar ‘Seven S’ model for organisations. These are:
- Shared values
- Skills and knowledge
- Style of leadership.
The seven Hear by Right standards focus on improving young people’s participation in the organisation, which in turn will improve the services that will help them to improve their lives.
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