In September 2014 VOYPIC and Youth Advocate Programmes (YAP) Ireland launched an exciting new pilot project that will add real value to work with children and young people across the island of Ireland. If you work with children and young people and want to quality assure that work from their perspective, then this is the opportunity for you.

VOYPIC became a member of the scheme for the first time in 2010 and is currently the only organisation in Northern Ireland to hold that membership.


Investing in Children membership (IiC) is a simple assessment of what your organisation is doing to listen to children and young people who use your service.  It identifies and highlights what changes have come about because of listening to them which leads to an external accreditation by IiC.

The Membership Scheme recognises and celebrates imaginative and inclusive practice. Membership is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate a commitment to dialogue with children and young people that leads to change.

The pilot

This joint project will promote the participation of children and young people as partners in the design and delivery of services. During the pilot we plan to support 20 organisations to achieve membership of the scheme.

Want to find out more?

Organisations working with children and young people are invited to find out more about the membership scheme most local to them.  For more information on how you can join click here

Read more about Investing in Children.