Voice of the Child (VoC)

Acknowledgement: The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Voluntary & Community Sector have kindly put together these resources for all to use.

Learning from Serious Case Reviews repeatedly highlights to us all the absolute importance of listening to 'The Voice of the Child'. The Voice of the Child also includes babies who are pre-verbal and children with disabilities who may communicate in more varied ways. It is important to ensure that we listen to children and young people, take time to observe babies/children and try our utmost to understand all children's lived experiences of their daily life.

Below is a useful resource to support opportunities for gaining the voice of the child and links to some really useful video clips

Youth Services (Leicester City Council) - How will you hear me?


Neglect (NSPCC) - Michelle's Story


Adverse Childhood Experiences (NHS Health Scotland)