The accompanying diagram is from the website, 'Toolkit for youth inclusion in democracy, human rights, and governance'. It is designed by Harry Shier and based on Hart’s ladder of participation. A full description can be accessed by following the link below. The model focuses on the behaviours of adults that support youth participation, with each step being a progression to a higher degree of participation.
The model also highlights the need to create local policies in order to “obligate” a school to youth participation practice.