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This library is a comprehensive collection of national and international good practice, policy, legal and academic publications, reports and resources on children and young people’s participation in decision-making.

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The rights of children living in residential institutions’ Recommendation Rec(2005)5 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2005

Regional policy

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Author: Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Keywords: Regional Policy

Children in alternative care: national surveys

Survey carried out by Eurochild on children in alternative care 2nd edition.

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Author: Eurochild

Publisher: Eurochild

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children (e.g. surveys, consultative events or workshops)

Availability: open access

Keywords: Alternative Care, Children, Eurochild

Young Voices- Guidelines on How to Involve Children and Young People in Your Work

Young Voices – How to involve children and young people in your work are guidelines for agencies and organisations in the statutory and non-statutory sectors to develop a culture of participation by children and young people

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Author: National Children's Office, Children's Rights Alliance and National Youth Council of Ireland

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children and Young People, Culture of Participation, Guidelines, Statutory and Non-statutory Sectors, Young Voices

Youth Café Toolkit- How to set up and run a youth café in Ireland

This report emerged from “Youth cafés in Ireland: a best practice guide” and details the steps involved in setting up a youth café. The toolkit provides advice on 11 core elements including activities/programmes for a youth café, role of staff and volunte

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Author: Cormac Forkan et al,Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: NULL

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: NULL

Keywords: Activities, Best Practice, Guide, Human Rights, Ireland, Principles, Programmes Staff, Toolkit, Training, Volunteers, Young People, Youth cafés

Why don’t we? Youth Participation Resource pack

"Why Don't We?" is designed to be used in an informal environment by both young people and youth work practitioners. Many of the activities and reflective exercises are action based and require participation by all members of the group (both adults and yo

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Author: National Youth Council of Ireland

Publisher: National Youth Council of Ireland

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Practice (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children (e.g. surveys, consultative events or workshops)

Availability: open access

Keywords: Activities, Adults, Case Studies, Fun, Informal Environment, Participation, Practitioners, Reflective Exercises, Views, Young People, Youth Work

Statement on Communication with Children

Statement by the European Network of Ombudpersons for Children urging States in Europe to implement Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Author: European Network of Ombudspersons for Children (ENOC)

Publisher: ENOC

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords:  Article 12, European Network of Ombudpersons for Children, UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The role and mandate of children’s ombudspersons in Europe: Safeguarding and promoting children’s rights and ensuring children’s views are taken seriously

Given the current trends of reducing the functions and mandates of Ombudspersons for Children institutions across Europe, ENOC carried out in 2010 a survey on the role and scope of competences of ENOC member institutions. The aim of the survey is first to

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Author: Rachel Hodgkin and Peter Newell

Publisher: ENOC

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Policy (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children's views, Current Challenges, ENOC, Europe, Ombuds for Children Children's rights, Solutions

The Global Study Independent Human Rights Institutions for Children 2010-2011

Global Study analysing the role of independent human rights institutions

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Author: UNICEF Innocenti

Publisher: NULL

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: NULL

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Independent Human Rights Institutions

Independent Institutions Protecting Children’s Rights UNICEF Innocenti Digest No. 8

This issue of the UNICEF Innocenti Digest examines the role and functions of exisiting Ombudsmen and Commissioners for Children and their success in protecting and promoting children's rights.

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Author: Gerison Lansdown

Publisher: UNICEF

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: NULL

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children's Rights, Commissioners for Children, Innocenti Digest, Ombudsmen, UNICEF

The Child Poverty Act 2010: How local authorities can involve children and young people

This report aims to give local authorities a brief introduction to their duties under the Child Poverty Act, and in particular, provides further information on how to involve children and young people in work on poverty.

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Author: Save the Children UK

Publisher: NULL

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Child Poverty Act, Children and Young People, Local Authorities, Poverty