About Hear by Right

 

Hear by Right is an organisational development tool built on a framework of seven standards with 20 indicators that describe best practice, supporting organisations to plan, develop and evaluate their participation practices and provision. It fosters a culture of development; a continual journey for keeping young people at the heart of decision making. The Hear by Right framework is a free resource for self-assessment, there is also the option to go for a formal assessment process to gain a national NYA award to recognise and celebrate great practice in participation.

Hear by Right was established over 10 years ago and was created with and for young people to support organisations within the youth sector to transform more young people’s lives by developing their voice, influence and place within society. Today, young people’s voices are as important as ever with many organisations using participation, co-production and social action throughout their programmes and core work. This new and updated version of Hear by Right has been designed to be flexible across all sectors, encouraging organisations of all shapes and sizes that work with young people to join us in recognising the importance of young people’s participation throughout all of our work.

 

Undertaking Hear by Right

Organisations undertaking the Hear by Right process must complete four key steps:

  • Completing a participation pledge
  • Attending our training
  • Completing the Hear by Right framework
  • Completing a case study of the effect participation has had on your organisation.

 

To find out more, you can download our introduction to Hear by Right below

 

And you can begin the Hear by Right process completely free of charge through the NYA Network

 

 

Every young person has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them and to have their views considered and taken seriously."
Article 12, The UN Convention on the rights of the child

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