Young People Missing from Decisions

We are a group of young people from the Children's Society. 

We have been discussing issues to do with growing up and being involved in decisions. 

We asked other young people about their views and opinions on two of the subjects we discussed. 

  1. What you don't get taught at school and college that you think you should know about?
  2. What are the issues that young people care about and why do young people care about these issues?

Read our report:

    We wrote LIFE LESSONS to share the results of our research. (Download the report above.)

    In April 2019, we met with members of Greater Manchester's Youth Combined Authority to share our main findings. They will be using what they learned from us to help design Greater Manchester's "Curriculum for Life". 

    We also plan to get the attention of MPs, councillors and other decision makers to highlight what young people think. 

    To find out more about this Jam and Justice action research project, email our ARC members: Paul Maher or Beth Perry.

    You can also download a Technical Appendix to Life Lessons, to learn more about the background to this research project.


    News, events and blog

    An Evening with Jam and Justice - Join us (with ARC project logos)
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 17:30 to 20:00
    Ziferblat, Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW

    The Jam and Justice Action Research Collective will be sharing what we have learned and celebrating the outcomes of our projects in Greater Manchester.

    What happens when practitioners and researchers who share an interest in co-producing with children and young people come together to reflect on practice, passions, and what might be done together?

    Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

    Workshop co-hosted by Jam and Justice project with The Children's Society.

    This event arises from collaborations for the Young People Missing from Decisions project. It is part of an ongoing dialogue with academics and practitioners about the practicalities of co-producing with young people.

    To learn about this action research and find out who to contact for more information, please visit the Missing from Decisions page.

    Monday, June 11, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:30
    Manchester Central Library

    Devolution promised to open up new opportunities for community engagement and empowerment, shifting power from Whitehall to the Townhall. One year on since the election of Andy Burnham as Mayor of Greater Manchester, Jam and Justice's Action Research Collective are hosting a debate in Manchester Central Library to discuss the changing horizons of collective decision-making in Greater Manchester.