Changing the story: hearing children and young people’s voices

Scottish Women’s Aid and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner have worked together on a project focused on court ordered contact. Power Up/Power Down was a participatory project involving a number of young people exploring themes of power, children’s rights, making their voices heard in court, and how to improve the experience and outcomes for children affected by domestic abuse in family court actions relating to contact decisions.

In addition to the development of resources, the project identified recommendations that have influenced policy such as the current consultation around Part 1 of the 1995 Act.

The resources developed include posters and postcards developed by young people describing what a “super listener” meant to them, plus a series of videos that tell the stories of Power Up/Power Down.

These resources and full details of this project can be found here.