Young People want adults to be Super Listeners
Young people set out what they wanted from adults who work with them as part of Power Up/Power Down. Power Up/Power Down was a participation project for young people with experience of domestic abuse, jointly supported by Scottish Women’s Aid and the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland. The young people said that what they wanted was for adults to be Super Listeners.
We have been telling adults to listen to us for years, when are you going to start?
Young Person from Yello!
The Super Listener resource was designed to help adults make sure that young people feel safe, supported and respected when they are giving their views, whether this is listening to children around decisions that affect their individual lives or involving children in participation projects like Power Up/Power Down.
As part of Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC), the Super Listener has now been translated into eight further European languages. The resource is available to download as a postcard or an A1 poster.
The goal of the Improving Justice in Child Contact project is to enhance children’s participation in child contact processes for families affected by domestic abuse. The partner organisations in IJCC felt that Super Listener was a key resource that would help organisations and workers better understand, and therefore better support, children’s participation.