This practical training manual is aimed at childcare workers in a range of settings, and for all professionals associated with Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships. It should be a valuable tool for anyone working to fulfill requirements contained within DfEE's Planning Guidance in relation to consulting children on local Childcare Plans. The manual should enable practitioners to make a reality of Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: the child's right to have an opinion and to have that opinion taken into account in any matter or procedure affecting the child. At a policy level it will also assist in the effective targeting of resources to meet the needs and preferences of children. Section include: an explanation of what consulting children involves; a choice of three training programmes with photocopiable resources and handouts; case studies from a range of settings; activities to use with children; information on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.