In 2019, the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency embarked on a journey to capture the voices of children around the themes of inclusion, diversity and fairness.
 
Giving a voice to children, actively listening and acting on that voice is a skill that educators can cultivate and a process that you can plan for. We hope that the children’s responses we share will inspire you to actively listen to children’s voices, allowing children to guide your reflections and planning.
The Children’s Voices project has prompted us to consider these questions:

  • What is each child telling us about what they think, know, understand, and feel about the world around them and the issues that affect them?
  • How can we show children that their voice is heard and valued?
  • How can our practice be influenced by listening to the voices of children? 

For further information view this video

Children's Voices: A reflective resource for educators from KU Children's Services on Vimeo.


New Resource

   Children’s Voices: A reflective resource for educators has been developed by the NSW/ACT Inclusion Agency

   This new resource shares children’s responses to a range of questions around themes of inclusion and
   diversity. The resource highlights how listening to children’s voices can inform educators’ reflection and
   planning both in their everyday work with children and when addressing broader issues of social justice and equity.
  
   Click here to download this free resource

  
To find out more about the Children’s Voices Project, contact your Inclusion Professional or call 1800 703 382.



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