Direct work tools / Voice of the child

Allowing children to have a voice is stated as basic rights by United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and it highlights the importance of giving children a voice. Giving children a voice promotes self-esteem and self-worth. By giving children a voice through choice, opinion, feelings and emotions children can develop and learn that they are important and valued.

In this section you will find resources to aid you in getting the voice of the child in a way that is interactive and age appropriate using a range of direct work tools.

“Say it in your own way”- Barnardo’s

Chatterbox template

The Wizard and Fairy tool  

Communi-CRATE Worksheets

Direct work tools to use with children and adults

Let children know you’re listening- NSPCC

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