This book is aimed at anyone who wishes to consult or involve children and young people in any setting. The first part sets the scene of what this book is about and the definitions and background to participation. The second part outlines the values underpinning the work, of co-operation, participation, inclusion and involvement. It raises issues to consider, such as, why involve children and young people, what the children and young people will get out of it, questions around resource limitations, and who should be involved. It also gives some hints about planning and running a session, and provides a trouble shooting guide to potential problems. The third section gives a toolkit of starting activities, information gathering and promoting discussion exercises, and other examples. The fourth section gives ideas for your own programmes and methods.