Childrens participation in decision-making: why do it, when to do it, how to do it:
This booklet shows how to put children’s participation into practice. It is for everyone in roles of public leadership and service, answering questions about how and when children’s participation is needed.
Recorded on 21st of July 2016
Author: Inter-agency working group on children’s participation
Publisher: Plan International
Geographic Coverage: International
Type of Resource: Methodology
Vulnerable groups: Children
Developed with children and young people? Not Specified
Type of participation: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)
Availability: Open access
Keywords: Children, Participation, Practice, Public Leadership, Resources, Service
The aim of this booklet is to show how to put children’s participation into practice. It is aimed at everyone in roles of public leadership and service, answering questions about how and when children’s participation is needed.
Chapters cover definitions and concepts of children’s participation, including relevant articles from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC); why children’s participation is important; when to introduce it, including useful checklists on justice, health, education, community services and information, as well as key entry points; how public leaders, such as legislators, administrators and the media, can play a role in promoting and improving it; how to make children’s participation effective, with case studies from India and Brazil; and where to find other useful resources online.