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Section 4 - The engagement process

“If people feel respected, then you feel like, you get the feeling like some people really want to help you and then there’s other people who don’t give a s**t about you.” 18 year-old young person

This section contains detailed and practical steps outlining the processes involved in undertaking meaningful consultation and engagement with Aboriginal children and young people for a specific project or target community.

The Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Participation Guidelines for Involving Children and Young People23 describe the participation of children and young people through four stages. These stages are outlined below, click on the links for more information on each stage.

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23. Commissioner for Children and Young People WA 2021, Participation Guidelines, <>