In response to requests from schools and councils, we have created a suite of tools and tips to help you become child-centred in your governance.

Child-centred Governance Toolkit

In this Commonwealth Year of the Youth, we are committed to helping you find the best ways to hear the voices of your pupils, students or service users; therefore, we have created this special section on our website.

We work with 100s of schools and councils every year, and in 69% of these, 'governors' are unclear about how they can seek the views of stakeholders, especially children and young people.  As you will have read on other pages, actively using the voice of children and young people has many benefits, but it also helps you to understand the impact of education and services; and the difference you are making.

Each month, we will post a new tool or technique that we have developed or used, alongside tips on how you could implement them.  To ensure that you hear about new content added, sign up for our newsletter by using the form below and giving marketing consent.

Being Child Centred – the benefits

Here we explore the benefits of being more child-centred in your governance

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Organisations we have worked with

We are a leading governance improvement organisation and have worked with 100s of schools, councils and national membership organisations such as the Local Government Association to help 'governors' to understand their responsibilities and how they can discharge these effectively.

Our Founder and CEO Su Turner is a trained appreciative facilitator and has developed simple but effective ways to embed voice and improve the monitoring of schools and councils.


"Su was instrumental in getting our ILACS (Inspection of Local Authority Services) to good"

Swindon Council

Su’s approach is participative and guides Elected Members through what good corporate parenting looks like so that they can benchmark their approach. Elected Members are key to good corporate parenting and they leave the training programme understanding their role as a Corporate Parent and practical ways in which they can carry out the role effectively."

Dr Lee-Anne Farach, Medway Council
"Thank you for speaking at our Leadership Essentials Conference, feedback for your session was positive and sparked discussion in terms of actions that Councillors are taking back to their Councils"

Local Government Association

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