The previous ten year strategy for children and young people 2006-2016 ‘Our Children and Young People – Our Pledge’ set out a shared vision that all our children and young people would thrive and look forward with confidence to the future.
This consultation document outlines the work that has taken place to build on that strategy and develop, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders and children and young people, the new Executive Strategy for Children and Young People. It sets out the aims and objectives of the Strategy and its anticipated outcomes.
Your views are sought on the range of questions set out in the response questionnaire.
If you require an alternative format please contact us.
A series of public consultation events will be taking place across Northern Ireland in the coming weeks. Details are provided above.
To register for an event, please click on the relevant link above. Alternatively, please contact the Children and Young People's Strategy Team on 028 91858024.
The consultation documents, including the young people’s version of the Strategy, have been sent to all schools and youth services organisations inviting the views of children and young people.
The Department will also be arranging events to obtain the views of children and young people during the consultation.
Education Minister, Peter Weir's YouTube video welcoming the launch of the public consultation on the Executive Children and Young People's Strategy 2017 - 2027.
Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People's YouTube video welcoming the launch of the public consultation on the Executive Children and Young People's Strategy 2017 - 2027.