Investing in Children

The Investing in Children Membership Award™ recognises and celebrates examples of imaginative and inclusive practice. Investing in Children members are those services that can demonstrate a commitment to dialogue with young people that leads to change. In 2013, YAP first made contact with Investing in Children in the UK to review how we were promote young people’s voice and rights in our work. In 2013 we became the first organisation in the Republic of Ireland to achieve the award after being successfully being evaluated. Since then we are evaluated annually and have maintained the award to date.

Below, you can find the final evaluations written by Investing in Children on each of our regions: 

· Dublin North Evaluation 2019

·Dublin Mid Leinster Evaluation 2019

· South and Midlands Evaluation 2019

· West Evaluation 2019

YAP is also privileged to be the assessors for the Investing in Children Award Scheme in Ireland, in conjunction with Voices of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) in Northern Ireland. We are working with a range of organisations in Ireland towards them achieving the Investing in Children Membership Award. If you are interested in finding out more information about the Investing in Children Award please contact us by email at or by phone on (01) 8689180.

For more information on the Investing in Children Membership Award™ click on the link: HERE

Investing in Children Membership Award Scheme


The training and experience gained by Advocates through employment with YAP Ireland has long-term beneficial outcomes for you and your communities.