The study explored parent and professional perceptions of the representation of children’s views in multi-agency meetings in Scottish schools. Online survey (134 responses) and educational documents provided data sources that were subject to thematic and documentary analysis. The findings highlight the importance of professional beliefs around child capacity and their understanding of what constitutes a competent view. In turn, they influence the extent to which professionals find representations of children’s views worthwhile. Implications for practice include raising professional awareness of evolving ontologies around the representation of children’s views in multi-agency meetings in line with policy and legislation.
- child's views
- participation in multi-agency meetings
- professional views