Voice of the child (VoC)

A general term used to express how we create meaningful engagement with our children and young people. It not only refers to what children say directly, but to many other aspects of their presentation and home environment. It means seeing their experiences from their point of view.

All professionals working with children must make sure that the VoC informs decisions made about their safety and well-being. This is important because the involvement of the child leads to better safeguarding decisions.

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