Take 9 themes
What do children and young people have opinions on? EVERYTHING! What we need to do is create an environment and atmosphere in which they can talk and we can listen, learn and respond.
Once children and young people know you are serious about listening to what they have to say, they'll talk! Here are 9 themes to get you started:
How one Diocese started listening
In 2009, the Children & Youth Team of Wakefield Diocese wrote a series of booklets to help parishes listen to their children and young people.You might find their material useful as you explore what children and young people have to say about:
By the end of the year, the Diocese had heard from hundreds of participants. Here's what they heard and some of the challenges and changes which the Diocese needed to take on.