Helen is an experienced participative research specialist working with children and young people between the ages of 7-25. She is the Research Assistant for the Lleisiau Bach Little Voices Project and Engagement Officer-Children and Young People for the Wales Observatory on the Human Rights of Children and Young People.
Helen joined the Observatory in October 2014 after working for Funky Dragon-The Children and Young People’s Assembly for Wales since 2006 and is passionate about helping to increase children’s involvement in and influence on decisions that affect their lives. She uses a 10-step methodology, Children As Researchers (Funky Dragon, 2009) and is currently applying and developing the methodology in Lleisiau Bach Little Voices’ projects (Little Voices Shouting Out 2014-2017 and Little Voices Being Heard 2017-2020).
Little Voices Shouting Out delivered a world first report from children aged 7 – 10 in Wales to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of the UK Reporting process.
Lleisiau Bach-Little Voices will help embed child and young person-led research in the Observatory’s Getting Real About Rights project.