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Participation Resources



Unicef UK

UNICEF works with families, communities and governments in more than 190

countries worldwide to protect and promote the rights of all children. Unicef is

guided throughout its work by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,

which guarantees every child the same rights: to an education, to a childhood,

to be healthy, to be treated fairly and to be heard.

Click on the links below to find out more about Unicef's work and the work of other

organisations advocating a rights-based approach to participation.

Rights Respecting Schools Programs


UN Convention on the Rights of the Child


Voices of Youth

Child and Youth Participation Resource Guide


Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation

CRAE - Children’s Rights Alliance for England - Ready, Steady, Change!


Practical Participation

Practical Participation works with projects and organisations to promote

social justice through participation, community building, campaigning,

organisational change and the effective use of social media technologies.

Click here to visit the Practical Participation website.


Next Generation

E-Safety knowledge and skills for keeping children and young people safe online.

Click here to visit the Next Generation website.




Participation Works

Participation Works enables organisations to effectively involve children and

young people in the development, delivery and evaluation of services that affect

their lives. Participation Works is a consortium made up of the British Youth Council,

Children’s Rights Alliance for England, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services,

National Youth Agency, NCB and Save the Children UK.

Click here to visit the Participation Works website.

These specific pages on the Participation Works website may also be of use:

The National Youth Agency

The National Youth Agency is passionate about young people, believes that they should have a voice in everything that affects them, and that the performance of services will be improved by taking proper account of that voice. An independent charity, and the partner of choice for local government, local authorities and third sector organisations. Click here to visit the National Youth Agency website

Save the Children

Children’s Workforce Development Council

CWDC's Participation Fund has supported the production of resources to support the involvement of children and young people in workforce development and reform.


Parent and Carer Engagement Toolkit

Click here to see the Parent & Carer Engagement Toolkit

Parent Participation


Click here for information about the Children's Workforce Development Strategy