Call You and Yours: Should we involve children and young people in decisions that affect them?
Call You and Yours with Julian Worricker: Today we are asking 'should we involve children and young people in decisions that affect them?'Next year, anyone over the age of 16 will be able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum that takes place in the autumn. The Children's Commissioner for England has said that more schools should involve pupils in the recruitment of teachers and only last week produced a report highlighting the need for health bodies to do more to involve children and young people in strategic decision-making. What areas of their life should children and young people be involved in making decisions about? Delivering sex education? Their teachers? How the school is run? What age they can vote? How healthcare is delivered? Or closer to home, should they have a say in the family finances? What activities they do? Where the family goes on holiday? And if children are to be involved in making decisions, where should that stop? Are children and young people always mature enough to be involved in decision making? And what do we, the grown-ups, need to do in order to nurture children so that they are capable of making those decisions? T take part, 03700 100 444 is the number or you can e-mail via the Radio 4 website or text us on 84844. Join Julian Worricker at four minutes past twelve.