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Children and Young People's Participation Support Team

The DCYA Children and Young People’s Participation Support Team comprises the staff in the DCYA Citizen Participation Unit, three regional Children and Young People’s Participation Officers and a Participation Co-ordinator/Administrator from two national youth organisations (Foróige and Youth Work Ireland).

The regional Participation Officers:

The reports of independent evaluations of the Comhairle na nÓg Development Fund highlight the value of the support, information and training provided by the three regional Participation Officers.



In addition to their direct work with organisers of the 31 Comhairle na nÓg, the DCYA Participation Officers are involved in the planning and management of a wide range of children’s participation initiatives in co-operation with the DCYA Citizen Participation Unit, including:


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