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The Lundy Model of Child Participation was developed by Laura Lundy, Professor of International Children's Rights at the School of Education at the Queen's University of Belfast. Her model provides a way of conceptualising a child's right to participation, as laid down in Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


It is intended to focus decision-makers on the distinct, albeit interrelated, elements of the provision.

The four elements have a rational chronological order: space, voice, audience, influence.


The Lundy Model of Participation was prominently featured and endorsed by the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs in their recent National Strategy on Children and Young People's Participation in Decision-Making (2015 – 2020).

This page gives links to resources provided in Ireland

Thrive - Lundy Model
Thrive - Participation Framework
Thrive - National Strategy
Thrive - Student Voice
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