Voice Activated Resource

The decision of Methodist Conference in 2007 to set up the Youth Participation Strategy (YPS) was brave and pioneering. Participation is about everyone, not just children and young people, it's the next step towards a true understanding of inclusive Church. It's part of a bigger vision- to see the whole  Church participating more; making and moulding the Church, together. The Voice Activated resource is an attempt to share that vision and the learning from over five years of rolling out the YPS. 

Voice Activated - whole document

You can also download sections of the document individually below:

Voice Activated - Front Cover

Voice Activated - Contents

Voice Activated - Foreword

Voice Activated - Section 1: The context of participation

Voice Activated - Section 2: The theory

Voice Activated - Section 3: Plotting a way forward

Voice Activated - Section 4: Creative facilitation

Voice Activated - Section 5: Formal processes

Voice Activated - Section 6: Safeguarding

Voice Activated - Section 7: Developing young leaders

Voice Activated - Appendix 1.1: 10 arguments for youth participation

Voice Activated - Appendix 1.2: 60 ideas for youth participation

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.1: Participation checklist

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.2: Participation project action plan

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.3: Participation pyramid

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.4: Diamond nine

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.5: Target

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.6: Our survey says…

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.7: Hexagons for today, heaven and hell

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.8: Field of words

Voice Activated - Appendix 2.9: Young person safeguarding template

Voice Activated - Appendix 3.1: How do your children and young people want to participate?

Voice Activated - Appendix 3.2: Listening, empathy, assertiveness and communication

Voice Activated - Appendix 3.3: Negotiation and seeing other people's perspective

Voice Activated - Appendix 3.4: Helping young people to articulate their concerns and passions

Voice Activated - Appendix 4: Further help