Statutory guidance

Listening to and involving children and young people

Statutory guidance about listening to the 'pupil voice' and involving pupils in decision making.

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This statutory guidance is for:

  • headteachers
  • school leaders
  • local authorities

It applies to local-authority-maintained schools.

The legislation is underpinned by the general principles of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

This is a minor update of the April 2012 guidance.