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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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Children as citizens? International voices: Childwatch International Citizen Study Group

This book, published by Otago University Press, is an account of a Childwatch International collaborative international study about the meaning of citizenship to children - how they view their status and membership in society through notions of identity,

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Author: Nicola Taylor and Anne Smith (eds)

Publisher: Otago University Press

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: restricted access

Keywords: Children, Childwatch, Citizens, Citizenship, Identity, Membership, Responsibilities, Rights, Society, Status

A handbook of children and young people’s participation

The handbook brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation.

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Author: Barry Percy-Smith and Nigel Thomas (eds.)

Publisher: Routledge

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: NULL

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children, Key Thinkers, Participation, Practice, Practitioners, Theory

Children and International Human Rights Law: The Right of the Child to be Heard

The book explores the historical and theoretical background to Article Twelve of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and examines the various models of participation which have been created to facilitate a better understanding of this provision.

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Author: Aisling Parkes

Publisher: Routledge

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: restricted access

Keywords: Article Twelve, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Historical, Models of Participation, Theoretical

Implementing Rights in Early Childhood, General Comment No. 7

This General Comment focuses on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the context of early childhood.

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: NULL

Keywords: Convention on the Rights of the Child, Early Childhood, General Comment, Implementation, UN

General Measures of Implementation, General Comment No. 5

This General Comment outlines the general measures States parties must take to secure the full and effective implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: NULL

Keywords: Convention on the Rights of the Child, General Comment, Implementation, Measures, UN

The role of independent human rights institutions, General Comment No. 2

General Comment published by the Committee on the Rights of the Child to encourage States parties to establish an independent human rights institution for the promotion and monitoring of implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It aims

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Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Committee on the Rights of the Child, Convention on the Rights of the Child, General Comment, Implementation, Independent Human Rights Institution

Promoting the participation of children in decisions that affect them, Recommendation 1864

Recommendation by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to Member States, encouraging them to promote participation by children in decisions affecting them.

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Author: Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2009

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? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children, Council of Europe  Participation, Decisions, Parliamentary Assembly, Recommendation

European and International policy agendas on children, youth and children’s rights: comparisons and possible synergies

This study compares the policy agendas on children's rights and youth of the European Union, Council of Europe and UN and identifies possible synergies

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Author: Ellen Desmet

Publisher: Keki

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: open access

Keywords: Children's Rights, Council of Europe, European Union, Policy, Synergies, UN

Pathways to participation: openings, opportunities and obligations

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has raised the profile of children's participation in the United Kingdom. Hart's ‘ladder of participation’ has been the most influential model in this field. This paper offers an alternative model,

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Author: Harry Shier

Publisher: Children and Society 15: 2: 107-117

Date: NULL

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: NULL

Vulnerable groups: NULL

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Keywords: Children, Commitment, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Decision-making, Hart, Ladder of Participation, Model, Obligations, Openings, Opportunities, Planning, Power, Responsibility, Tool, United Kingdom, United Nations

Children’s participation from tokenism to citizenship

A nation is democratic to the extent that its citizens are involved, particularly at the community level. The confidence and competence to be involved must be gradually acquired through practice. It is for this reason that there should be gradually increa

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Author: Roger Hart

Publisher: UNICEF: Innocenti Essays No. 4

Date: NULL

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: NULL

Availability: NULL

Keywords:  Nation, Abilities, Assist, Children's Rights, Community, Democratic, Exploitative, Opportunities, Participation, Practice, Reflect, Rights, Tokenism, Voice, Young People