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(1)The Commissioner must encourage the involvement of children and young people in the work of the Commissioner.
(2)The Commissioner must, in particular, take reasonable steps to—
(a)ensure that children and young people are made aware of—
(i)the functions of the Commissioner;
(ii)the ways in which they may communicate with the Commissioner; and
(iii)the ways in which the Commissioner may respond to any issues which they raise;
(b)consult children and young people on the work to be undertaken by the Commissioner; and
(c)consult organisations working with and for children and young people on the work to be undertaken by the Commissioner.
(3)In carrying out the duties under subsections (1) and (2) the Commissioner must pay particular attention to groups of children and young people who do not have other adequate means by which they can make their views known.
(4)The Commissioner must prepare and keep under review a strategy for involving children and young people in the work of the Commissioner in accordance with this section.
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