A RIGHTS BASED APPROACH
UNICEF works with families, communities and governments in more
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 RespectingSchools Programmes
UN Convention onthe Rights of the Child
Voices of Youth
Child and Youth Participation Resource Guide
Roger Hart’s Ladder ofParticipation
CRAE - Children’sRights Alliance for England - Ready, Steady, Change!
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.
E-Safety knowledge and
skills for keeping children and young people safe online.
Click here to visit the Next Generation website.
Works enables organisations to effectively involve children and
young people in
the development, delivery and evaluation of services that affect
lives. Participation Works is a consortium made up
of the British Youth
Children’s Rights Alliance for
England, National Council for Voluntary Youth
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
CWDC's Participation Fund has supported the production of resources
to support the involvement of children and young people in workforce development
Parent and Carer
Click here to see the Parent & Carer Engagement Toolkit
Click here for information about the Children's Workforce Development Strategy