Number of documents found: 341

‘So, How Was School Today?’ Report of a survey on how young people are taught and how they learn

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 6th November 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Research

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

This report sets out the views of some 3,242 young people, aged 12 – 17 years, who responded to the survey from across the network of 31 Comhairle na nÓg youth councils. The findings are very interesting and the conclusions have been very carefully drawn up.

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Keywords: Children, Decision-making, Participation, Young People

‘The private sector as a service provider’ Day of General Discussion (2002)

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: N/A

Availability: open access

At its 29th session, in January 2002, the Committee decided to devote the day of discussion in 2002 to the theme “The private sector as service provider and its role in implementing Child Rights”, which included child participation as part of its discussion

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Keywords: Child Rights, Committee, Discussion, Implementing, Participation, Private Sector, Service Provider

‘A school for children with rights’ UNICEF Innocenti Lecture

Author: T. Hammerberg

Publisher: UNICEF

Date: 1997

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

This lecture examines the significance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child for modern education policy. Articles 28 and 29 of the Convention, which aims pertain to education rights, are analysed against the four guiding principles:

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Keywords: Article 28, Article 29, Content, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Education, Equal Opportunities, Guiding Principles, Methods of Learning, Mutual Respect, Policy, Positive Values, Progressive Reform, Pupil P, Rights, United Nations, Universal Access

‘Adolescent health and development in the context of the CRC’ General Comment No. 4

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: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This General Comment outlines the right of young people to express views freely and have them duly taken into account (art. 12) which is fundamental in realising adolescents’ right to health and development.

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Keywords: Adolescents, Art. 12, General Comment, Health, Right, Views, Young People

‘Advocacy Matters – helping children change their world’ An International Save the Children Alliance guide to advocacy: participants manual

Author: L. Gosling and D. Cohen

Publisher: International Save the Children Alliance

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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: Other

Availability: open access

This guide is for Save the Children staff and partners who are involved in advocacy. It is intended to be a resource guide for both facilitators and participants and can also be used on its own as a general advocacy resource. The training material consist

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Keywords: Advocacy, Facilitators, Guide, Participants, Practical Exercises, Resource, Theory, Training Material

‘Aims of education’ General Comment No. 1

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

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Compliance with the values recognized in article 29 (1) of the UNCRC, which sets down the aims of education, clearly requires that schools be child-friendly in the fullest sense of the term and that they be consistent in all respects with the dignity of t

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Keywords: Article 29, Child Friendly, Children, Counselling, Dignity, Disciplinary Proceedings, Education, Participation, Peer Education, Rights, School Communities, Schools, Student Councils, UNCRC

‘Article 19: the right of the child to freedom from all forms of violence’ General Comment No. 13

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

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

When appropriate, juvenile or family specialized courts and criminal procedures should be established for child victims of violence. This could include the establishment of specialized units within the police, the judiciary and the prosecutor’s office wit

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Keywords:  Judicial Process Equal, Children, Criminal Procedures Child, Disabilities, Fair, Family, Interdisciplinary, Jjudiciary, Juvenile, Participation, Police, Professionals, Prosecutor, Rights, Specialized Courts, Specialized Units, Training, Victims, Violence

‘Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People: An International Research Project to Examine the Ethical Issues and Challenges in Undertaking Research with and for Children in Different Majority and Minority World Contexts’ Researc

Author: Powell, M.A., Graham, A., Taylor, N.J., Newell, S., & Fitzgerald, R.

Publisher: University of Otago Centre for Research on Children and Families / Lismore: Centre for Children and Young People

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

In April 2010, the Childwatch Board approved the establishment of a new Thematic Study Group to undertake an international scoping project entitled Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People. This project aimed to identify the e

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Keywords: Building Capacity, Children, Childwatch, Cultural, Ethical Research, Guidelines, Resources, Social, Thematic Study Group, World Contexts, Young People

‘Charter on education for democratic citizenship and human rights education’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 May 2010 at the 120th Session)

Author: Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This recommendation makes reference to Member states fostering the role of non-governmental organisations and youth organisations in education for democratic citizenship and human rights education, to include the UNCRC, especially in non-formal education.

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Keywords: Contribution, Democratic Citizenship, Education, General public, Human Rights, Media, Member States, Non-Governmental Organisations, Recommendation, Support Stakeholders, UNCRC, Youth Organisations

‘Child Participation – how to involve children’

Author: Eurochild

Publisher: 5th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Date: 14th October 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The fifth meeting of the Forum provided the opportunity to discuss how to move forward on the EU strategy on the Rights of the Child. Members of the Forum also discussed two important issues, namely, how to make justice more child friendly and child participation

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Keywords:  EU, Child Friendly, Justice, Participation, Rights of the Child, Strategy

‘Children’s participation in consultations and decision-making at health service level: A review of the literature’

Author: Imelda Coyne

Publisher: International Journal of Nursing Studies

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This paper critiques the research literature from between 1993 and 2007 on children’s, parents and healthcare professionals’ experiences of children’s participation in consultations and decision-making within the Irish healthcare setting. This study shows

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Keywords:  Irish Healthcare Setting, Children's, Consultations, Critiques, Decision-making, Facilitating, Guidelines, Healthcare Professionals, Literature, Marginalized, Parents, Participation, Perspectives, Research, Supporting

‘Children’s Participation in the Decision-Making Process During Hospitalization: an observational study’

Author: I. Runeson, I. Hallström, G. Elander and G. Hermerén

Publisher: Nursing Ethics

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Twenty-four children (aged 5 months to 18 years) who were admitted to a university hospital were observed for a total of 135 hours with the aim of describing their degree of participation in decisions concerning their own care.

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Keywords: Care, Decisions, Observed,Participation, University Hospital

‘Children’s rights in juvenile justice’ General Comment No. 10

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

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This General Comment, like all, must be read in conjunction with Article 12, one of the four guiding principles of the Convention, which enshrines the child’s right to be heard.

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Keywords:  Article 12, Convention, General Comment, Guiding Principles, Right to be Heard

‘Developing Children’s Participation: Lessons from a Participatory IT Project’

Author: B. Brady

Publisher: Children and Society

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Recreation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This article describes and analyses the process used by Barnardos in developing and implementing a participatory approach in a children’s IT project in Galway City, Ireland. The process employed, the challenges encountered and the added value the particip

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Keywords: Added Value, Barnardos, Capacity, Challenges, Children, Formal Participatory Framework, Framework, Galway City, Informal Approaches, Ireland, IT, Participatory Approach, Process, Project Management, Reflective Practice

‘Evaluating Children’s Participation in SEN Procedures: Lessons for educational psychologists’

Author: B. Norwich and N. Kelly

Publisher: Journal of Educational Psychology in Practice

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This paper reports the findings from a study of the participation of children with special educational needs (SEN) in decision-making about their needs in a sample of mainstream schools which were self-selected for having promising practices. The findings

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Keywords: Children, Consulting, Decision-making, Educational Psychologists, Ethos, Needs, Participation, Policy, Research Whole School Developments, Schools Practices, SEN, Special Educational Needs, Young People

‘If they’re getting loaded, why can’t I?’ A large-scale exploratory survey examining the behaviour and attitudes of young people in Ireland towards teen and parental alcohol use, and the effects of parental alcohol use on young people’s lives.

Author: ISPCC

Publisher: Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Children

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Family

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

This National Children’s Consultation represents a rare and diverse attempt to study a large population of young people’s alcohol use, their attitudes to alcohol, and their individual experience of their parent/guardians alcohol use within an Irish contex

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Keywords: Alcohol, Attitudes, Children, Consultation, Experience, Guardians, Ireland, Parent, Young People

‘Inclusive Education: “How Youth Can Make a Difference” and “How Children Can Make a Difference” DCI’s International Campaign for Inclusive Education

Author: Defence for Children International (DCI)

Publisher: DCI

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

Youth-friendly resources from DCI’s International Campaign for Inclusive Education.

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Keywords: DCI, Inclusive Education, Resources, Youth-friendly

‘Indigenous children and CRC’ General Comment No. 11

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

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Seldom heard children

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This General Comment pertains to the rights of indigenous children under the Convention, which specifically deals with Article 12 rights under paragraphs 37-39 of the General Comment.

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Keywords:  Article 12, Children, Convention, General Comment, Indigenous, Rights

‘Participation and health – a research review of child participation in planning and decision-making’

Author: S. Arild, A. Strandbul, A. Holtan and N. Thomas

Publisher: Child and Family Social Work

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Member state specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: restricted access

The purpose of this study is to review the research evidence for effects, positive or negative, of participation on health outcomes for children in care. A scoping review of major health and social work research databases was undertaken. Searches in five

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Keywords: Care, Children, Effects, Health, Outcomes, Participation, Research, Review, Social Work

‘Summary guide for civil society: A report on the views of young people in 14 countries on how their societies should implement their National Plans of Action’ Shaping a country’s future with children and young people

Author: Save the Children

Publisher: Save the Children

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

Because National Plans of Action (NPA) are being developed to make children’s lives better and make a reality of their rights, it is vital that children and young people themselves are able to contribute towards the design and development of these Nationa

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Keywords: Design, Development Stakeholders, Governments, Involve, National Plans of Action Children, Partnership, Report Suggestions, Rights, Save the Children, Views, Young People

‘The ethics of participatory research with children’

Author: Nigel Thomas and Clare O'Kane

Publisher: Children and Society Vol 2 Issue 5

Date: 1998

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Ethics

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This paper argues that ethical problems in research involving direct

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Keywords: Children, Ethical, Participatory, Research

‘The Irish National Children’s Strategy: Lessons for promoting the social inclusion of children and young people’

Author: J. Pinkerton

Publisher: The Policy Press

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This chapter focuses on the Irish National Children’s Strategy published in 2000. This chapter describes the origins, development and contents of the strategy, noting the links to the wider imperative of social inclusion within a society that, during the


Keywords: Cultural Change, Framework, Government, Ireland, National Children’s Strategy, Participation, Policy Community, Social Inclusion Economic Growth, Social Partnership, Young People

‘The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel and degrading forms of punishment’ General Comment No 8

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

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2006

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: N/A

Availability: open access

The Convention asserts the status of the child as an individual person and holder of human rights.  The child is not a possession of parents, nor of the State, nor simply an object of concern. Under article 12, States are required to assure children the r

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Keywords:  Article 12,  Teaching, Caring, Child, Convention, Human Right, Object of Concern, Parents, Participation, Possession, Respect children, State, Status, Styles of Parenting, Views

‘Treatment of unaccompanied and separated children outside their country of origin’ General Comment No. 6

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: Asylum and Immigration

Vulnerable groups: Migrant children

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Article 12 of the Convention allows for a well-informed expression of views and wishes of unaccompanied minors, as it is imperative that such children are provided with all relevant information concerning, for example, their entitlements, services availab

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Keywords:  Article 12, Accommodation, Asylum Process, Care, Children's views, Communication, Convention Expression of Views Unaccompanied Minors, Family Tracing Country of Origin, guardianship, Legal Representation, Matur, Relevant Information Entitlements, Services

‘Will you listen? Young voices from conflict zones’ Machel study 10-year strategic review: children and conflict in a changing world

Author: G. Machel

Publisher: UNICEF

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

UNICEF was a co-convenor of this 10th anniversary strategic review of the issues raised in the landmark 1996 Machel study on the impacts of conflict on children, which aims to serve as an advocacy and policy tool on children and armed conflict, and as the

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Keywords: Action, Advocacy, Children, Conflict, Impacts, Machel Study, Multi Stakeholder Participation, Policy, Review, Tool Armed Conflict, UNICEF, Young People

‘Young people and new information and communication technologies: a new opportunity for local democracy’ Resolution 207

Author: The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2006

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This recommendation invites the local authorities of member states to develop a specific policy, using ICTs in particular, to inform and consult young people and involve them in local public life; to recruit teams of young people capable of developing for

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Keywords:  ICT, Active Part Discussion Forums, Activities, Authorities, Consult, Consultations, Functioning, Inform, local Authorities Member States, Peers, Policy, Projects, Public Life, Recommendation, Recruit, Tools Programmes, Websites, Young People

‘Youth at the Table: What skills do I need to be great at governance?

Author: British Youth Council

Publisher: British Youth Council

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The resource booklet ‘What skills do I need to be great at governance?’ contains a series of help and advice around important skills that may need to be involved in governance and decision-making. The advice contained within this booklet will help young p

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Keywords: Advice, Competence, Decision-making. Young People, Governance, Management Committee Members, National Occupational Standards, Organisations, Participate, Skills, Trustees

‘Youth Courts and Children’s Rights: The Irish Experience’

Author: U. Kilkelly

Publisher: Youth Justice

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: restricted access

This article highlights the problems faced by the system in diverting most first-time young offenders away from the courts via the Garda (police) Diversion Programme  and explains why, in addition to the reforms above, it is vital that the Court be overha

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Keywords:  Garda, Courts, Diversion Programme, First-time Young Offenders, Police, Problems, Rights, Young People, Youth Justice System

’Education and social inclusion of children and young people with autism spectrum disorders’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)9 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 October 2009

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This recommendation is aimed at member states adopting legislation and policies to provide enabling structures to mitigate the effects of autism spectrum disorder and to facilitate the social integration, improve the living conditions and promote the deve

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Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Enabling, Independence, Legislation, Living Conditions, Member States, Policies, Recommendation, Social Integration, Structures

’Integrated national strategies for the protection of children from violence’ Recommendation CM/Rec.(2009)10 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 November 2009 at the 1070 bis meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

Author: Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

In line with the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child and of the United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children, these guidelines promote the development and implementation of a holistic nationa

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Keywords: Children, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Gender Equality, Guidelines Development, Implementation Framework, Life, Non-discrimination, Participati, Protection, Recommendations, Rights, Safeguard, Secretary General, Survival, United Nations, Violence

“A pedagogical approach to children’s rights”

Author: UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO and Children of the World – Human Rights (EMDH)

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

The teaching material “For a pedagogical approach to children’s rights”, developed by UNESCO and Children of the World – Human Rights (EMDH), is designed for teachers and educators who work with children aged from 6 to 18. The aim of this kit is to help c

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Keywords: Children of the World, Children's Rights, Educators, Human Rights, Pedagogical, Teachers, Teaching Material, UNESCO

“Take My Hand” Young People’s Experiences of Mental Health Services

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: Ombudsman for Children

Date: 20 June 2018

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation

Availability: Open access

The report, “Take My Hand”, highlights young people’s experiences of, and perspectives on mental health services, based on their own journeys from community-based primary healthcare services through to inpatient treatment. The report gives a rare insight into the experiences of 25 young people aged 14-17 in five of Ireland’s six inpatient units for children and young people. The young people spoke about what has helped them in this journey, what they found challenging and what changes they feel are needed to improve mental health supports and services.

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Keywords: Consultation, Mental Health, Young People

12 Lesson learned from children’s participation in the UN General Assembly Special Session on children

Author: Sarah Stevenson

Publisher: Save the Children

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This is a guide for involving children in meetings, conferences or longer-term projects

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Keywords: Children, Conferences, Guide, Meetings, Projects

A children’s right-based approach to involving children in decision-making

Author: Elizabeth Welty, Laura Lundy

Publisher: Journal of Science Communication

Date: 2013

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: restricted access

Children’s issues have become a greater priority on political agendas since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Each government has agreed to ensure that all those working with and for children understand the

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Keywords:  Article 12, Audience, Children, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Decision-making, Duties, General Assembly, Influence, Model, Political Agendas, Rights, Space, Student Voice, UN, UNCRC, Views, Voice

A Guide to Child-Centred Complaints Handling by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office.

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

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

This Guide to Child-Centred Complaints Handling sets out core principles of good practice for dealing with complaints made by or on behalf of children.

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Keywords: Complaints, Guiding Principles, OCO

A handbook of children and young people’s participation

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

Publisher: Routledge

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

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

A human rights-based approach to education for all: a framework for the realization of children’s right to education and rights within education

Author: UNICEF and UNESCO

Publisher: UNESCO and UNICEF

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

This document brings together the current thinking and practice on human rights based approaches in the education sector. It presents key issues and challenges in rights-based approaches and provides a framework for policy and programme development from t

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Keywords: Children, Current Thinking, Democratic Bodies, Educational Policy, Human Rights Education, Legislation, Policy, Practice, Programme Development Participation, Rights-based Approaches Framework, School Councils, Schools, Students

A Practical guide to Including Seldom-heard Children & Young People in Decision-making

Author: Olivia McEvoy

Publisher: DCYA/Barnardos

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Toolkit

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people?

Type of participation:

Availability: Open

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Keywords:

A report of consultations with children and young people about human rights in Ireland in advance of the United Nations Universal

Author: Sandra Roe

Publisher: Sandra Roe Research

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultations

Availability: Open

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Keywords:

A report on the involvement of children and young people in the recruitment of the Ombudsman for Children

Author: Sandra Roe

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people?

Type of participation:

Availability: Open

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Keywords:

Adolescent friendly health services: an agenda for change

Author: P. McIntyre

Publisher: World Health Organisation

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This report documents effective ways to promote young people’s meaningful participation in receiving health care services and/or basic information as a person in their own right and in a non-judgemental manner within a global context. In particular, this

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Keywords:  Barriers, Access, Cultural Beliefs, Health Care, Information, Participation, Pregnancy, Report, Services Global Context, Sexual Health, Young People

Adolescent Friendly Quality Assessment Tools [AFQuATs]

Author: HSE

Publisher: Programme of Action for Children (PAC), Health Service Executive

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The Adolescent Friendly Quality Assessment Tools [AFQuATs] are designed to provide a method for health service providers and planners to assess the quality of services for young people in relation to adolescent friendly quality standards. The Tools identi

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Keywords: Achievable, Adolescent, Quality Assessment, Quality Standards, Reviewing Services, Services, Tools Health Service Providers, Young People

All I have to say – Separated children in their own words

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Asylum and Immigration

Vulnerable groups: Asylum seekers/ refugees

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

This publication was produced by the separated children project run by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office. The project involved the participation of 35 separated children living in the Dublin area. The project ran from January 2009 to October 2009 and th

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Keywords: Care, Dublin, Ireland, Ombudsman for Children, Separated Children, Young People Lives

An Audit of Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making

Author: Sandra Roe and Olivia McEvoy

Publisher: DCYA

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

The aim of this study was to document activity in statutory and non-statutory organisations that enables participation by children and young people (under the age of 18) in decision-making that affects their lives. Four separate online surveys were conduc

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Keywords: Children, Comhairle na nÓg, Decision-making, HSE, Organisations, Participation, Student Councils, Teachers, Young People

An EU  Agenda for the Rights of the Child

Author: European Commission (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2011

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? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The EU Agenda for the rights of the child aims to reinforce the full commitment of the EU, as enshrined in the Treaty of Lisbon and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, to promote, protect and fulfil the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies

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Keywords:  EU,  Public Consultation, Actions, Charter of Fundamental Rights, Children, Commission, Commitment, Policies, Preparatory Activities, Promote, Protect, Rights of the Child, Safety, Treaty of Lisbon, Well-being

An examination of children and young people’s views on the impact of their participation in decision-making

Author: S.Martin, C. Forde, A. Dunn-Galvin and A. O'Connell

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Academic)

Sector/setting: Government

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

The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of, and outcomes, for children and young people who have participated in the child and youth participation initiatives held by the DCYA.

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Keywords: Children, DCYA, Experiences, Initiatives, Outcomes, Young People Participation

An Examination of Concepts of School Readiness among Parents and Educators in Ireland for the Irish Research Council and An Evaluation of Educational Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Republic of Ireland for the National Council

Author: Centre for Early Childhood Research at Mary Immaculate College (CERAMIC),

Publisher: CERAMIC

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

(CERAMIC) have just completed two national evaluations – An Examination of Concepts of School Readiness among Parents and Educators in Ireland for the Irish Research Council and An Evaluation of Educational Provision for Children with Autism Spectrum Diso

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Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, CERAMIC, Children, Educational Provision, Educators, Evaluation, Ireland, Irish Research Council, Methodological Approaches, National Council for Special Education, Parents, Participation, Research, Rights, School Readiness, Voic

An Indicator Set for The national policy framework for children & young people 2014–2020

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 26 September 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

This report presents the set of indicators for children and young people developed for and aligned with Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures. This indicator set reflects a broad picture of children’s and young people’s lives, and will serve as an important resource for all of those involved in policy relating to children and young people.

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Keywords:  Better Outcomes Brighter Futures,  National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, CYPSC, DCYA, Policy, Work Programme

Annual Evaluation Report of Dail na nÓg

Author: A. Parkes

Publisher: OMCYA

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

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Annual Report 2017

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Annual reports must be submitted for the period January 1 to December 31 of that year pursuant to Section 13(7) to the Ombudsman for Children Act, 2002.

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Keywords: Annual reports, Ombudsman for Children Act

Art-Youth-Culture: FYI. A meeting of young people and policy-makers, 27-29 March 2010, Report and Arts Council Response

Author: The Arts Council

Publisher: The Arts Council

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Local government and services

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

Art-Youth-Culture: FYI was an Arts Council initiative which brought together 60 young people between the ages of 15 and 25 to discuss their participation in cultural life and the arts with their peers and key policy makers during three days of arts-based

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Keywords: Art, Artistic Media, Arts Counci, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Covenant on Social Economic and Cultural Rights, Cultural Life, Culture, Film, Music, Participation, Policy Makers, Right, Theatre, UN, Visual Arts, Young People, Youth

Assessment of Child Participation in the Family in South Africa by the Community Agency For Social Enquiry

Author: Community Agency for Social Enquiry

Publisher: Save the Children Sweden

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: other area

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Family

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The aim of the study is to explore child participation to determine level of child participation in decisions that affect them in families with different cultural backgrounds, identify factors that promote or discourage participation in the family and exa

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Keywords:  Cultural Backgrounds, Child Participation, Decisions, Discourage Disciplinary Methods, Families, home, Promote, Study

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at the 919th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies

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Australian Youth Forum

Author: Australian Youth Forum (AYF)

Publisher: AYF

Geographic Coverage: other area

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Website of the AYF

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Keywords: AYF

Barriers to the Realisation of Children’s Rights in Ireland

Author: U. Kilkelly

Publisher: Office of the Ombudsman for Children

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This research was commissioned in 2006 by the Ombudsman for Children as a baseline research study concerning children’s rights in Ireland. Its objective is to identify the principal obstacles children and young people face with regard to the realisation o

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Ireland, Obstacles, Ombudsman for Children, Young People

Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

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

Better Outomes Brighter Futures is the first overarching national children’s policy framework for children and young people aged 0-24.

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Keywords: Better Outomes, Brighter Futures, Children, National, Policy Framework, Young People

Blueprint for the development of Children and Young People’s Services Committees Draft for Feedback

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: DCYA

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This Report provides a blueprint for the development of CYPSC operationally and strategically within the broader context of Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2020. It forms the basis for

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Keywords:  Better Outcomes Brighter Futures,  Emerging Trends,  National Policy Framework for Children and Young People, CYPSC, DCYA, Policy, Work Programme

Building a Europe for and with children: children’s participation

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Webpage of activities of Council of Europe on children’s participation

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Keywords: Activities, Children, Council of Europe, Participation, Webpage

Campasito – manual on human rights education for children

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

This is a resource for raising children’s awareness and understanding of human rights in the context of their lives, which examines the following areas: Citizenship; Democracy; Discrimination; Education and leisure; Environment; Family and alternative car

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Keywords: Alternative Care, Awareness, Children, Citizenship, Democracy, Discrimination, Education, Environment, Family, Gender Equality, Health, Human Rights, Human Security, Internet, Lleisure, Media, Participation, Peace, Povert, Resource, Understanding, Welfare

Capturing Children’s Views on the Children’s Bill 2010: The National Child Consultation Programme in Zanzibar: a report compiled by Save the Children In partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Women and Children Development

Author: Mubarak Maman

Publisher: Save the Children Zanzibar

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: other area

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Report outlines the findings of the National Child Consultation Programme on the development of a Children’s Bill for Zanzibar

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Keywords: Children's Bill, National Child Consultation Programme, Report, Zanzibar

Caselaw of the European Court of Human Rights (on children’s rights)

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

Webpage with links to caselaw of European Court of Human Rights on children’s rights.

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Keywords: Children's Rights, European Court of Human Rights

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Geneva: OHCHR, 8 – 9 October 2009)

Author: United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: OHCHR

Date: 2009

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

Availability: open access

In 2009, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Office of the High Commissioner and other parties organised a two day event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This webpage contains links to the backgr

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Keywords: Committee on the Rights of the Child, Office of the High Commissioner

Challenges to children’s rights today: What do children think?

Author: Dr Aoife Daly, Sandy Ruxton, Mieke Schuurman

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Report  of a desktop study

Sector/setting: Children’s rights , policy development

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Review of consultations with children

Availability: Open access

This desktop study aims to establish the most important rights issues for children in Europe based on available research. In this way, it is intended that children’s views on their rights, and their recommendations for improving their enjoyment of those rights, can feed into the Council of Europe’s next Strategy for the Rights of the Child, 2016-2019. A broad range of research on children’s views from across Europe is reviewed in order to highlight the themes which children identify as most important to them. The methodology for identifying the most important information includes consideration of factors such as geography, disadvantaged groups, and principles of the UNCRC.

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Europe, Research, Strategy

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Author: European Union

Publisher: Official Journal of European Communities

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The Charter brings together in a single document the fundamental rights protected in the EU. The Charter contains rights and freedoms under six titles: Dignity, Freedoms, Equality, Solidarity, Citizens’ Rights, and Justice. Proclaimed in 2000, the Charter

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Keywords:  EU, Charter, Citizens’ Rights, Dignity, Equality, Freedoms, Justice, Rights, Solidarity, Treaty of Lisbon

Child Advisory Boards

Author: Plan International

Publisher: N/A

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Various

Vulnerable groups: Seldom heard children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The boards are groups of young people supported by Plan, who engage with school authorities, the media, national development organisations and the United Nations to advocate for child rights. The boards also have the opportunity to influence Plan’s own ap

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Keywords: Advocate, Approach, Child Rights, Development Organisations, Media, Plan, School Authorities, United Nations, Young People

Child and youth participation in Finland: A Council of Europe policy review

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: FI

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

Availability: open access

Review of child participation in Finland based on the Framework for the policy review process of the Council of Europe policy review on child and youth participation 2010-2011

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Keywords: Child and Youth Participation, Child Participation, Council of Europe, Finland, Framework, Policy Review

Child and Youth participation resource guide- Ethics and Standards

Author: UNICEF

Publisher: http://www.unicef.org./adolescence/cypguide/resourceguide_ethics.html

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Ethics

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Webpage with resources on ethics and standards for children’s participation

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Keywords: Children, Ethics, Participation, Standards

Child and Youth Participation Toolkit – Tusla

Author: Tusla-Child And Family Agency

Publisher: Tusla-Child And Family Agency

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Toolkit

Sector/setting: Youth work, participation

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

Participation is a process involving active dialogue and change, facilitated by processes of space, voice, audience and influence.  This toolkit has been developed through a collaborative process involving a number of Tusla staff­ and managers, key stakeholders, community voluntary groups, and young people.

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Keywords: Children’s Participation, Toolkit

Child Friendly Justice: the Views and Experiences of Children in the Council of Europe

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

Consultation with children and young people towards the Council of Europe Guidelines on Child-friendly justcie

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Keywords: Child friendly Justice, Children, Consultation, Council of Europe, Guidelines, Young People

Child Participation as Child Protection

Author: Gerison Lansdown

Publisher: Centre for Effective Services Podcast Series

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Podcast which explores the inter-relationship between child participation and protection.

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Keywords: Child, Inter-relationship, Participation, Protection

Child participation assessment tool

Author: Council of Europe; Children's and Youth Department

Publisher:

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Availability: open access

The Council of Europe Child Participation Assessment Tool is designed to provide specific and measurable indicators with which States can begin to measure progress in implementing Recommendation CM/Rec (2012) 2 of the Committee of Ministers to member stat

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Keywords: Assessment Tool, Child Participation, Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe, Goals, Implemantation, Indicators, Member States, Obligations, Recommendation, Support, Young People

Child participation structures in Ireland: implementation of agency rights in the UNCRC

Author: Anne O'Donnell

Publisher:

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Academic publication

Sector/setting: Children's participation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Focused group with young people

Availability: Open

This dissertation explores how children’s agency rights became prominent in Irish public policy and analyses the effectiveness of Comhairle na nÓg (child and youth councils) as a mechanism for realisation of UNCRC agency rights. It investigates the practice standards, funding, governance, support for and operation of the Comhairle na nÓg (CNN) structure in meaningfully enabling the voice of children and young people to be heard by adult decision-makers with influence. It also focuses on the effectiveness of the CNN structure in enabling children and young people to have a voice on and participate in decision-making on issues that affect their everyday lives.

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Keywords: Child, Implementation, Ireland, Participation, Rights, Structures, UNCRC

Child-friendly justice -Perspectives and experiences of children involved in judicial proceedings as victims, witnesses or parties in nine EU Member States

Author: European Union

Publisher: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children

Availability: Open

The present report focuses on children who have been victims, witnesses or parties in judicial proceedings. Their responses highlight how important the behaviour of professionals towards them is to make them feel safe and respected. The findings underline the need for clear and practical training for all professionals in contact with children involved in judicial proceedings – a point already emphasised in the first report by professionals themselves. In addition, the responses underscore the value of child-friendly hearing locations and age-appropriate information, as well as the importance of providing consistent support throughout proceedings and properly implemented procedural safeguards.

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Keywords: Children, Judicial, Proceedings, Report, Victims, witnesses

Child-friendly justice -Perspectives and experiences of children involved in judicial proceedings as victims, witnesses or parties in nine EU Member States – Annexes

Author: European Union

Publisher: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children

Availability: Open

This report presents the findings of the second phase of FRA’s fieldwork research on child-friendly justice. Children were interviewed on their perspectives on, and experiences with, being involved in judicial proceedings in nine EU Member States, acknowledging the child’s right to participate in research and decision-making in all relevant fields (no group of researchers was available in Finland during the research period). The goal was to conduct research on children but also with them and for them, and through different perspectives and experiences to gain a comprehensive understanding of how children are treated in judicial proceedings, taking a holistic approach.

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Keywords: Child friendly Justice, Children, Judicial, Proceedings, Report

Childhood

Author: Various

Publisher: SAGE publications

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: restricted access

Childhood is a major international peer reviewed journal and a forum for research relating to children in global society that spans divisions between geographical regions, disciplines, and social and cultural contexts. Childhood publishes theoretical and

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Keywords:  Childhood, Articles, Children, Comments, Contexts, Cultural, Disciplines, Empirical, Forum, Geographical, Global, Journal, Position, Research, Rights, Scholarly, Social, Social Relations, Society, Theoretical

Children & Society

Author: Various

Publisher: Published on behalf of the National Children's Bureau of the United Kingdom by Whiting and Birch, Ltd

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: restricted access

Children & Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people.

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Keywords:  Childhood, Children, Debate, Interdisciplinary, Journal, Policies, Research, Services, Society, Young People

Children and Clinical Research: Ethical Issues

Author: Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Publisher: Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Explores challenge faced by researchers: to undertake ethical research with children, needed to ensure they have safe and effective health care, given that such research often involves burdens and risks.

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Keywords: Challenge, Children, Ethical Research, Health Care, Researchers, Risks

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

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

Availability: restricted access

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

Children and Justice: Professionals’ Perspectives and Experiences

Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Publisher: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Video documenting the views and experiences of professionals working with and on behalf of children in the justice system.

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Keywords: Children, Experiences, Justice, Professionals, Views

Children and Justice: Your Right to be Heard

Author: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Publisher: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

Short clip for children on their right to be heard in the context of judicial proceedings.

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Keywords: Children, Judicial Proceedings, Right to be Heard

Children and the Internet, “This will come back and bite us in the butt”

Author: ISPCC

Publisher: ISPCC

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

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

Survey on young people’s attitude towards and experience of the internet

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Keywords: Attitude, Experience, Internet, Young People

Children and young people in care Discover your rights!

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Care

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

This publication aims to promote knowledge on the care system in a child-friendly manner, including a child’s rights as a young person in care and how to effectively communicate with professionals in order to empower the child.

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Keywords: Care System, Child Friendly, Empower, Professionals, Rights,Young Person Communicate

Children and young people’s experiences of participation in decision making at home, in school and in their communities.

Author: D. Horgan, C. Forde, S. Martin, A. Parkes, L. Mages, A. O’Connell.

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Academic)

Sector/setting: Government

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

The aim of this study is to explore the extent to which children and young people aged 7-17 and living in contemporary and rural Ireland, are able to participate and influence matters affecting their home, school and community.

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Keywords: Children, Community, home, Influence, Ireland, Participate, School, Young People

Children as active citizens: commitments and obligations for children’s civil rights and civic engagement in East Asia and the Pacific

Author: Inter-agency working group on children’s participation

Publisher: Inter-agency working group on children’s participation

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

This compendium presents a broad agenda for children’s civil rights and a wide range of approaches to children’s participation and citizenship. It is targeted at government decision makers and service providers, as well as development agencies, civil soci

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Keywords: Approaches, Asia, Children, Children’s organisations, Citizenship, Civil Rights, Civil Society, Compendium, Decision Makers, Development Agencies, Government, Pacific, Participation, Service Providers

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

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

Availability: restricted access

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

Children as economic and social actors in the development process, Working Papers of the Expert Group on Development Issues 1

Author: Jo Boydon, Deborah Levision

Publisher: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

Date: 2000

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

Availability: open access

This paper aims to explore present thinking and experience on childhood and children and in light of these insights identify the most constructive future directions for policy.

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Keywords:  Childhood, Children, Future Directions, Policy

Children as Social Actors

Author: Multiple authors

Publisher: International Journal of Children's Rights 15 (1)

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: restricted access

This special issue results from an international research symposium, held in 2006 to discuss papers addressing the theme of Children and Young People as Social Actors

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Keywords: Children and Young People, Research Symposium, Social Actors

Children First – National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2nd October 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Policy Guideline

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

These guidelines are intended to assist with the identification, notification, investigation, and management of child abuse cases. The sections on identifying and reporting child abuse are intended for anyone who works with children, and there are also specific sections providing guidance to Health Board personnel in Ireland on their responsibility and procedures.

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Keywords: child abuse, Children, DCYA

Children in alternative care: national surveys

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

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

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Keywords: Alternative Care, Children, Eurochild

CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL

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Children Seen and Heard 1916-2016: Report of Consultations with Children and Young People on their Vision of Ireland and on remembering the children who died in 1916.

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultations

Availability: Open

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Keywords:

Children’s Geographies

Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: restricted access

Children’s Geographies is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing leading-edge research, scholarship and debate on all aspects of the geographical worlds of children, young people and families. The journal is multidisciplinary in scope and prov

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Keywords: Children, Debate, Emperical, Families, Geographies, Journal, Methodological, Multidisciplinary, Policy, Research, Scholarship, Theoretical, Young People

Children’s participation from tokenism to citizenship

Author: Roger Hart

Publisher: UNICEF: Innocenti Essays No. 4

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

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

Children’s Research Digest Volume 1

Author: Dr. Helen Mulcahy

Publisher: Children's Research Network

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Education

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with Children

Availability: Open

The main objective of the Digest is to provide opportunities
for all members of the Network who are conducting research
on children’s issues in Ireland and Northern Ireland to share
Their research findings with the wider community.

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Keywords: Children, Community, Digest, issues

Children’s Research Digest Volume 3

Author: Dr. Deirdre Horgan and Maja Haals Brosnan

Publisher: Children's Research Network

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Education

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultations with Children

Availability: Open

The main objective of the Digest is to provide opportunities
for all members of the Network who are conducting research
on children’s issues in Ireland and Northern Ireland to share
Their research findings with the wider community.

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Keywords: Children, Community, Digest, issues

Children’s Rights and research processes: Assisting Children to Informed Views

Author: Laura Lundy and Lesley McEvoy

Publisher: Childhood

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Acknowledging children as rights-holders has significant implications for research processes. What is distinctive about a children’s rights informed approach to research is a focus not only on safe, inclusive and engaging opportunities for children to exp

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Keywords: Approach, Capacity Conceptualization, Children, Co-researchers, Participants, Research, Rights Holders, Standards, Views

Children’s rights as they see them (consultation towards EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child)

Author: European Commission; Directorate General-Justice (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Availability: open access

Consultation with children towards an EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child

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Keywords: Children, Consultation, EU Agenda, Rights of the Child

Children’s Understandings of Wellbeing

Author: Saoirse Nic Gabhainn and Jane Sixsmith

Publisher: National Children’s Office

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

This research aims to contribute to the development of National Child Well-being Indicators, a key action under the National Children’s Strategy. It is designed to give children a voice in the development of wellbeing indicators and in doing so, to provid

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Keywords: Child, Children's Strategy, Indicators, National, Voice, Well-being

Children’s Voices in Housing Estate Regeneration

Author: C. O'Connell, S.O'Sullivan and L. Byrne

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Academic)

Sector/setting: Other

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

The goal of this research is to give a voice to children and young people in the context of housing estate regeneration.

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Keywords:  Regeneration, Children, Housing, Voice, Young People

Children’s participation in decision-making

Author: A. O’Donnell and S. Hanafin

Publisher: Office of the Minister for Children

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

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Children’s participation in decision-making: why do it, when to do it, how to do it

Author: Inter-agency working group on children’s participation

Publisher: Plan International

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

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. Links to further resources are also provided.

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Keywords: Children, Participation, Practice, Public Leadership, Resources, Service

Children’s participation in family and social life’ Recommendation No. R (98) 8  (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 September 1998 at the 641st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

Author: Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1998

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Government

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

Regional Policy

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Keywords: Regional Policy

Children’s Participation in Family Law Proceedings Research

Author: Nicola Taylor and Megan Gollop

Publisher: Childwatch International Children and the Law Study Group

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

A research project to explore how children’s rights are respected in law across the different countries who are members of the ChildWatch International Research Group

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Keywords: Children's Rights, ChildWatch International Research Group, Law

Children’s Participation within the Separated Children in Europe Programme’s Network of Non-Governmental Organisations – Mapping and Identifying of Initiatives to date.

Author: T. Smith

Publisher: Separated Children in Europe Initiative

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Asylum and Immigration

Vulnerable groups: Asylum seekers/ refugees

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This project aims to strengthen youth participation in preventing violence against young migrants and asylum seekers by supporting a European forum of separated children and youth as well as raising awareness about the importance and value of youth partic

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Keywords: Asylum Seekers, Europe, European Forum, Good Practice, Migrants, NGO, Participation, Policymakers, SCEP, Separated Children, Violence, Voices, Youth

Children’s right to be heard and effective child protection: a guide for governments and children’s rights advocates on involving children and young people in ending all forms of violence

Author: C. Willow

Publisher: Save the Children Sweden

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

This publication aims to rejuvenate the commitment and focus of governments and NGOs towards achieving the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Guidance and practical examples are offered throughout this document to show the v

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Keywords: Children, Commitment, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Governments, Guidance, Implementation, NGOs, Practical Examples, Recommendations, Study, UN, Varied Roles, Violence

Children’s Right to be Heard in Global Climate Change Negotiations

Author: Daniel Walden, Nick Hall, Kelly Hawrylyshyn

Publisher: Plan International

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

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

This report presents the case for children’s participation in climate change negotiations and makes recommendations for their involvement

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Keywords: Children’s Participation, Climate Change Negotiations, Involvement, Recommendations

Children’s Rights Behind Bars, Human Rights of Children deprived of Liberty: Improving Monitoring Mechanisms National Report: Ireland

Author: Irish Penal Reform Trust

Publisher: IPRT

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children in conflict with the law

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

This is a collaboration between 16 European and international organisations that work for children’s rights. The goal of the project is to increase the respect of human rights of children deprived of liberty and improve the implementation of international

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Keywords: Children, Detention, Human Rights, Implementation, Incarcerated, International, Ireland, Justice, Juvenile, Legislative, Liberty, Policy, Respect, Rights, Standards

Comhairle na nÓg Toolkit Second Edition

Author: Olivia McEvoy

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Toolkit

Sector/setting: Youth work, participation

Vulnerable groups: Vulnerable groups and children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: Open

The Comhairle na nÓg Toolkit has been developed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) Citizen Participation Unit to support the work of those who organise and run the 31 Comhairlí na nÓg throughout the country.
The Comhairle na nÓg Toolkit second edition has two sections:
-A Guide to running Comhairle na nÓg (particulary for new staff).
-A Guide to running an effective Comhairle na nÓg Annual General Meeting.

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Keywords: Comhairle na nÓg, Consultation, Participation, Toolkit

Compass – a manual on human rights education with young people

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

“Compass” was first published in 2002 to support the work of facilitators of human rights education with young people. Available in more than 30 languages, “Compass” has brought human rights education to the lives of countless young people in Europe and o

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Keywords: Children, Compasito, Compass, Education, Facilitators, Human Rights, Young People

Conceptualizing the role of adults within youth-adult partnerships: An example from practice

Author: Richards-Schuster, Katie, and Rebecca Timmermans

Publisher: Children and Youth Services Review
Volume 81, Pages 284-292

Date: October 2017

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people?

Type of participation:

Availability: Restricted Access

This paper conceptualizes the specific roles that adults provide and the complex interactions between youth and adults that emerge within youth participation efforts. In particular, we draw on our own experiences with a multi-year youth participation in community organization project to articulate specific adult roles. These include: 1) Training and Capacity Building, 2) Challenging and Pushing, 3) Politicizing and Questioning, 4) Legitimizing and Opening, and 5) Sustaining and Gluing.

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Keywords: Community change, Youth participation, Youth worker, Youth-adult partnerships

Concluding Observations: Ireland, CRC/CO/2, 29 September 2006.

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

Publisher: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The Committee considered the second periodic report of Ireland (CRC/C/IRL/2) at its 1182nd and 1184th meetings (see CRC/C/SR1182 and 1184), held on 20 September 2006, and adopted at its 1199th meeting, held on 29 September 2006 its concluding observations

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Keywords: Concluding Observations, Ireland, Periodic Report

Conditions for Change for Children and Young People’s Participation in Evaluation: Change-Scape

Author: Johnson, Vicky

Publisher: Child Indicators Research, Vol. 4 Issue 4

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Under what conditions does participatory monitoring and evaluation with children result in positive outcomes and transformational change on a personal, institutional and broader societal level? Using cases from Nepal and UK, the ‘Changescape’ structures t

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Keywords: Capacity, Changescape, Children, Collaboration Space, Confidence, Context, Decision Makers, Dialogu, Evaluation, Evidence, Mechanisms of communication, Monitoring, Participation, Participatory, Perspectives, Positive Outcomes, Strategic Processes

Consent-what you have a right to expect, a guide for children and young people

Author: Department of Health (UK)

Publisher: Department of Health Publications

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Guide for children and young people on giving consent

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Keywords: Consent, Guide,Cchildren, Young People

Consultation Document for a Recreation Policy for Young People in Ireland

Author: National Children's Office

Publisher: National Children’s Office

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

Public consultation to inform the development of a National Recreation Policy for Children and Young People

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Keywords: Children, National, Policy, Recreation, Young People

Consultation with children and young people for the Forum on Pluralism and Patronage in Primary Schools

Author: John Coolahan et al

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

Eighty-one children from primary schools and the junior cycle of post-primary were consulted to obtain their views on the key issues being addressed by the Forum on Pluralism and Patronage.

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Keywords: Children, Forum, Patronage, Pluralism, Schools, Views

Consulting with children with disabilities as service-users : practical and methodological considerations

Author: Whyte, J.

Publisher: Social Services Inspectorate and Children's Research Centre

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This project was undertaken in response to a request from the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) to undertake a review which would assist the Social Services Inspectorate to prepare for the inspection of children’s residential centres for children with a

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Keywords: Children, Disability, Inspection, Ireland, Residential Centres, Review, Social Services Inspectorate, SSI

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is a human rights instrument, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13th December 2006.

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Keywords: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD, General Assembly, United Nations

Council of Europe conventions on children’s rights

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This webpage contains links to the core Council of Europe Conventions on children’s rights. It provides easy access to the treaty, its chart of signatures, a list of declarations, communications and reservations, a summary of the treaty and its explanator

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Keywords:  Conventions, Children's Rights, Communications, Council of Europe, Declarations, Memorandum, Reservations, Signatures, Summary, Treaty

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000

Author: European Commission (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Commonly known as Brussels II Bis, this regulation aims to standardise the rules relating to the jurisdiction of courts in divorce, legal separation and annulment proceedings and to give priority, in terms of jurisdiction to the court first hearing the ca

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Keywords:   Jurisdiction of Courts, Annulment, Brussels II Bis, Divorce, Legal Seperation, Proceedings, Regulation, Rules, Standardise

Dáil na nÓg Delegate Report 2008

Author: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

Dáil na nÓg (Youth Parliament) 2008 was held in Croke Park Conference Centre on 15 February 2008. This report provides details of discussions that took place at the seventh Dáil na nÓg. Two major themes were discussed; ‘Education reform’ and ‘Emotional an

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Keywords: Croke Park, Dáil na nÓg, Education Reform, Emotional, Mental Health, Views, Youth Parliament, Yyoung People

Dealing with Bullying in Schools: A Consultation with Children and Young People by the Ombudsman for Children Office

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

This report highlights the views and ideas of ten groups of children and young people consulted by the OCO between September and December 2011 about schools’ handling of bullying. In addition to summarising their viewpoints, the report documents a range o

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Keywords:  Images, Bullying, Children, Ideas, Montage, OCO, School, Views, Words, Young People

Deinstitutionalisation and community living of children with disabilities’ (Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)2 Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 3 February 2010 at the 1076th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Care

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This recommendation aims to promote the deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities and their life in the community.

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Keywords: Children, Community, Deinstitutionalisation, Disabilities, Recommendation

Developing the Arts in Ireland: Arts Council Strategic Overview 2011-2013.

Author: The Arts Council

Publisher: The Arts Council

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The Arts Council’s strategic approach for 2011-2013 builds on previous plans and it has a dual focus on supporting artists and arts organisations and on seeking to increase public engagement and participation in the arts.

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Keywords: Arts Council, Organisations, Participation, Public engagement, Strategic Approach, Supporting Artists

DIY Guide to Improving Your Community Getting Children and Young People Involved

Author: de Rijk, Sonja, Freeman, Evelyn, Mathur, Anita

Publisher: Save the Children Scotland

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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

Sector/setting: Recreation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

This guide is based on practical experience. It provides tried and tested methods of working, for adults interested in encouraging young people to become actively involved in their local community and its regeneration. The guide is aimed at adults in the public sector, in a voluntary organisation, or in a paid or volunteer role, working to promote children’s participation and rights.

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Keywords: Ability, Activities Transition Stage, Adults, Change, Interests, Involved, Local Community, Methods, Motivation, Regeneration Consulting, Rights, Views, Vulnerability, Young People

Does organized sport participation during youth predict healthy habits in adulthood? A 28 year longitudinal study

Author: Palomäki M. Hirvensalo K. Smith O. Raitakari S. Männistö N. Hutri‐Kähönen T. Tammelin

Publisher: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage:

Type of Resource: restricted access

Sector/setting: Longitudinal Research Study

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability:

Health behaviours in youth can predict the same behaviours later in life, but the role of sport participation in predicting healthy lifestyle habits is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the association between participation in organized youth sport and adult healthy lifestyle habits.

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Keywords: health behaviours, longitudinal, physical activity, sport, Youth

Dublin: Your City/Our City. A guide compiled by separated children

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Asylum and Immigration

Vulnerable groups: Asylum seekers/ refugees

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

This publication was produced by the separated children project run by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office. The project involved the participation of 35 separated children living in the Dublin area. The project ran from January 2009 to October 2009 and th

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Keywords: Care, Dublin, Ireland, Lives, Ombudsman for Children, Separated Children, Young People

Education Act 1998

Author: Government of Ireland

Publisher: Office of the Attorney General

Date: 1998

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

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Keywords: NULL

Empowering children and young people: promoting involvement in decision-making

Author: Philip Treseder

Publisher: Save the Children

Date: 1997

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: Other

Availability: open access

This text aims to help professionals empower children so that they can contribute to the decisions which affect them as individuals and as a group; at unit, local and national levels. The manual helps to ensure success by providing a training tool for bot

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Keywords:  Barriers, Children, Decision-making, Empower, Manual, Professionals, Training Tool, Young People

Engaging Children in Planning, Design, Development, Delivery and Evaluation of Services

Author: Healthy Childhood's Sub-Group of the  Expert Advisory Group for Children

Publisher: HSE

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This paper proposes how to give effect to the 2004 OMC “Young Voices: Guidelines on how to Involve Children and Young People in Your Work” recommendations.

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Keywords: Children, Guidelines, Recommendations, Young People, Young Voices

Ethical Approaches to Gathering Information from Children and Adolescents in International Settings: Guidelines and Resources

Author: K. Schenk and J. Williamson

Publisher: DC: Population Council

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This publication draws attention to commonly accepted principles of medical ethics and human rights as applied to the special needs of young people, and suggests measures that an adult working with children and adolescents must implement to prevent uninte

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Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Ethics, Harm, Human Rights, Implement, Medical, Principles, Special Needs, Young People

Ethical Review and Children’s Research in Ireland

Author: Heike Felzmann, Jane Sixsmith, Siobhan O’Higgins, Sorcha Ni Chonnachtaigh and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Government

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

The main aim of this research is to provide an overview of mechanisms for applying for and achieving ethics approval for studies being undertaken with children in Ireland.

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Keywords: Children, Ethics approval, Ireland, Mechanisms

EU acquis and policy documents on the rights of the child

Author: European Commission; Directorate General-Justice (EU)

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

This document aims to compile and track all EU legislation and provisions – as well as major
policy documents – on the rights of the child, including other documents of particular
relevance to children. It also includes Commission proposals for legislation in order to
provide an overview. This document is intended as a practical reference tool for Commission
officials and other stakeholders and all documents referenced are hyperlinked

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Keywords:  EU, Commission, Legislation, Overview, Policy Documents, Practical Reference Tool, Proposals, Provisions, Rights of the Child, Stakeholders

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

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

Availability: open access

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

European Convention on Human Rights

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1950

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

The European Convention on Human Rights is a regional human rights treaty adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950.

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Keywords: Convention on Human Rights, Council of Europe, Treaty

European Convention on the Excerise of Children’s Rights

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1996

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This Convention aims to promote children’s rights and protect their best interests. It provides procedural measures to allow children to exercise their rights, including the obligation to provide them with relevant information to do so, in particular in f

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Keywords: Authorities, Best Interest, Children's Rights, Convention, Family Proceedings, Judicial, Obligation, Procedual Measures, Promote, Protect, Relevant Information

European Social Charter

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 1961

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe Treaty which guarantees social and economic human rights. It was adopted in 1961 and revised in 1996.

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Keywords: Council of Europe, Economic, European Social Charter, Human Rights, Social, Treaty

Evaluating children’s participation: seeking areas of consensus

Author: L. Chawla

Publisher: International Institute for Environmental Development

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: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This article reviews some of the areas of consensus and debate during the symposium in Oslo on “Children’s Participation in Community Settings” and evaluates the complex question: how can participation be evaluated in ways that will encourage best practic

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Keywords: Best practices, Children, Community Settings, Conceptualised, Constraints, Evaluation Symposium, Opportunities, Oslo, Participation, Qualities

Evaluation of Legislation, Policy and Practice on Child Participation in the European Union (EU): Final Report

Author: European Commission

Publisher: European Commission

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Academic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

The key focus of this study was to provide a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy framework for child participation at Member State and EU levels; particular structures and approaches; barriers and enablers; and the impact of benefits of child p

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Keywords:  Barriers, Approaches, Benefits, Child, Enablers, Framework, Good Practice, Impact, Legal, Participation, Policy, Structures

Every child deserves a family

Author: Every child

Publisher: Every child

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Various

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

This report is aimed at children aged 11 and over. It was produced to provide feedback to children who took part in the consultations for developing EveryChild’s conceptual framework ‘Every child deserves a family.’

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Keywords:  Conceptual Framework, Children, Consultations, EveryChild, Family, Feedback

Exploring the effectiveness of structures and procedures intended to support children’s participation in child welfare, child protection and alternative care services: a systematic literature review

Author: Danielle Kennan, Bernadine Brady, Cormac Forkan

Publisher: UNESCO

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: None

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: Open

This is a foundational report in a larger project designed to research and evaluate to what extent the participation of children and young people in decision-making is embedded in the structures and cultures of Tusla.

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Keywords: Children, Report, Research, Tusla, Young People

Facing the crisis supporting children through positive care options

Author: David Tolfree

Publisher: Save the Children UK

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Care

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

This paper explores a range of options to better support the care and protection of children at risk of separation from their families or needing substitute care. It aims to move beyond the critique of residential care provided in A Last Resort (Save the

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Keywords: Care, Children, Communities, Critique, Families, Last Resort, Positive Options, Protection, Residential Care, Save the Children, Separation, UK

Final Evaluation Children and Young People’s Forum, 2005-2006.

Author: L. Harper

Publisher: National Children’s Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

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

This evaluation report covers the period 2005 and 2006, the first two years of operation of the Children and Young peoples Forum (CYPF). The report begins by outlining the methodology used by the evaluator and continues by looking at the background to the

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Keywords: Challenges, Children and Young peoples Forum, CYPF, Evaluation Reports, Methodology, Objectives, Progress

Final Report of the Student Council Working Group

Author: National Children’s Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2005

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? unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: restricted access

Unavailable


Keywords: NULL

FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION of the NATIONAL STRATEGY ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ‘S PARTICIPATION, 2015-2020

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Yes

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open

Report on the progress made by all Government Departments and Agencies in implementing the agreed commitments in the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making 2015-2020.

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Keywords: Children, Implemenation, Young People

Focus groups with young people: a participatory approach to research

Author: Bagnoli, Anna and Clark Andrew

Publisher: Journal of Youth Studies

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

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: restricted access

In this paper, the authors present their experiences of conducting focus groups with young people as part of a participatory approach to research design and participant recruitment. The research is a prospective, 10-year, qualitative, longitudinal project

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Keywords: Daily Lives, Focus Groups, Identities, Multi-method, Participant Recruitment, Participatory Approach, Relationships, Research Design, Young People

From rhetoric to practice: Bridging the gap between what we believe and what we do

Author: D. Naker

Publisher: Children, Youth and Environments

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Member state specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: Restricted access

This paper discusses the practical reasons for the disjuncture between the rhetoric and the practice of promoting children’s participation, including participation being a means to an end versus an end itself, and an absence of meaningful dialogue to help

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Keywords: Children’s Participation, Decision-making, Dialogue, Disjuncture, Power, Practice, Practitioners, Rhetoric

General Comment No. 14: (2013) on the right of the child to have his or her best interests taken as a primary consideration

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

Date: 2013

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? No

Availability: open access

General Comment of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the best interests of the child

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Keywords: Best Interest, Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment

General Comment No. 15 (2013): The right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2013

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

This general comment provides guidance and support to States parties and other duty-bearers to support them in respecting, protecting and fulfilling children’s right to enjoyment to the highest attainable standard of health

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Keywords: General Comment,Children, Health, Right

General Comment No. 17 (2013) on the right of the child to rest, leisure and play.

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2013

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Recreation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

This general comment seeks to highlight the importance of rest, leisure and play for chidren’s well-being and development and to ensure respect for and strengthen the application of the rights under article 31 CRC.

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Keywords: Article 31, Chidren, CRC, General Comment, Leisure, Play, Rest, Well-being

General Comment No.16 (2013) on State obligations regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2013

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? No

Availability: open access

This General Comment considers the relationship between State obligations regarding children’s rights and the business sector. It examines the scope of obligations in contexts where the impact of business activities and operations of children’s rights is

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Keywords: Business Sector, General Comment, State Obligations Children's rights

General Comment No.9 (2006): The rights of children with disabilities

Author: UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

This general comment provides guidance and assistance to States parties in their efforts to implement the rights of children with disabilities in a comprehensive manner which covers all provisions of the Convention.

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Keywords: Children, Convention, Disabilities, General Comment, Implement, Rights

General Measures of Implementation, General Comment No. 5

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

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

Giving Children a Voice: Investigation of Children’s Experiences of participation in consultation and decision-making in Irish hospitals

Author: Imelda Coyne, Eilis Hayes, Pamela Gallagher, Geraldine Regan,

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

The focus of this research was to investigate sick children’s experiences of participation in consultation

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Keywords: Children, Consultation, Decision-making, healthcare setting, Participation, Sick

Guidance for developing ethical research projects involving children

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

The aim of this guidance paper is to advise on good practice principles for undertaking research with children.

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Keywords: Children, Good Practice, Guidance, Principles, Research

Guidance note of the Secretary-General: UN Approach to Justice for Children

Author: United Nations

Publisher: UN

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This note provides the guiding principles and framework for UN justice for children activities at the national level that apply in all circumstances, including in conflict prevention, crisis, post crisis, conflict, post-conflict and development contexts.

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Keywords: Activities, Children, Conflict, Conflict Prevention, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Crisis, Framework, Guiding Principles, International Norms, Justice, Post Crisis, Post-conflict, Standards, UN

Guidelines for Research with Children and Young People

Author: Shaw, Brady and Davey

Publisher: National Children's Bureau Research Centre

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

These guidelines are aimed at assisting researchers who are thinking about involving children and young people in their work. The guidelines provide practical advice to the researcher on how to involve children and young people through all stages of the p

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Keywords: Children, Guidelines, Practical Advice, Process, Researchers, Young People

Guidelines for taking and using the images of children and young people in the arts sector.

Author: The Arts Council

Publisher: The Arts Council

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

These guidelines have been compiled by the Arts Council in collaboration with the arts sector and the Health Service Executive (Information and Advice Persons).

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Keywords: Arts Council, ArtsSsector, Guidelines, Health Service Executive

Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children UN Doc. A/RES/64/142

Author: UN General Assembly

Publisher: United Nations

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Care

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

The Guidelines are intended to enhance the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and of relevant provisions of other international instruments regarding the protection and well-being of children who are deprived of parental care or w

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Keywords: Children, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Deprived, Guidelines, Implementation, Parental Care, Provisions International Instruments Protection, Well-being

Guidelines of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on child friendly justice

Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children in conflict with the law

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The guidelines on child-friendly justice and their explanatory memorandum were adopted by the Council of Europe in 2010. Based on existing international and European standards, the guidelines are designed to guarantee children’s effective access to and ad

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Keywords: Access, Child Friendly, Children, Council of Europe, Guidelines, Information, International and European Standards, Justice, Memorandum, Multi-Disciplinary, Participation, Protection of Privacy, Representation, Rights, Safegua, Safety, Training, Treatment

Have your say! Manual on the Revised European Charter on the Participation of young people in local and regional life

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

This charter is an instrument that young people can use to encourage local authorities to implement policies concerning them, as well as a tool for co-operation between young people, youth organisations, and local and regional authorities.

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Keywords: Authorities, Charter, Co-operation Youth Organisations, Local Authorities, Policies, Tool, Young People

Having a voice — having a choice: National standards for children and young people’s participation

Author: Welsh Assembly Government

Publisher: Welsh Assembly Government

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Domestic except Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This leaflet outlines a set of agreed standards for the participation of children and young people participating in decision-making processes in Wales.

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Keywords: Children and Young People, Decision-making, Leaflet, Participation, Porcesses, Standards, Wales

Healthy Lifestyles – Have your say. A report of consultations with children and young people

Author: Shirley Martin, Deirdre Horgan, Margaret Scanlon

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Yes

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation

Availability: Open

A report of the results of a national consultation of children and young people conducted by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Health to help inform the development of the new national strategy to combat obesity.

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Keywords: Children, Consultation, Health, obesity, Teenagers

Hear by right — standards framework for the participation of children and young people

Author: Bill Badham and Harry Wade

Publisher: National Youth Agency and Local Government Association (U.K.)

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This is a guide developed by the UK National Youth Agency to enable organisations working with children and young people to  develop best practice on the safe, sound and sustainable participation of children and young people in the services and activities

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Keywords: Activities, Best Practice, Children and Young People, Guide, National Youth Agency, Participation, Services, Sustainable, UK

Hear by right: Setting standards for active involvement of young people in democracy

Author: H. Wade, A. Lawton and M. Stevenson

Publisher: Local Government Association

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: other area

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Unavailable

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Keywords: NULL

Hearing Young Voices: Consulting Children and Young People, including those experiencing Poverty or other forms of Social Exclusion, in relation to Public Policy Development in Ireland.

Author: K. McAuley and M. Brattman

Publisher: Open Your Eyes to Child Poverty Initiative

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The aim of the research is the identification and evaluation of models of good practice for consulting children and young people experiencing poverty or other forms of social exclusion in relation to public policy developments affecting them.

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Keywords: Children, Consulting, Good Practice, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Exclusion, Young People

I have rights, you have rights, he/she has rights …’ An introduction to children’s rights ‘

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

A list of children’s rights, as well as steps governments must take to help children exercise them, is set out in the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Governments, United Nations

Implementing Rights in Early Childhood, General Comment No. 7

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

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

In defence of tokenism? Implementing children’s right to participate in collective decision-making

Author: Laura Lundy

Publisher: Childhood, 25(3), 340–354.

Date: May 26, 2018

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Restricted Access

This article revisits the concept and practice of tokenism in collective child participation, querying whether it is accurate to describe it as ‘non-participation’ and assessing the extent to which it may offer a useful and sometimes necessary step on the journey to more respectful and meaningful engagement with children. It concludes by reflecting on the quality of the feedback given to children and the role that improved feedback might play in addressing the challenge of tokenism.

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Keywords: Children, collective, Participation, Rights, Tokenism

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

Author: Gerison Lansdown

Publisher: UNICEF

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

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

Integration and participation of young people at local and regional level’ Resolution 259 (2008)

Author: The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Webpage containing links to resolutions by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

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Keywords: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe, Resolutions

Integration of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods’ Resolution 319

Author: The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

This policy examines ways in which local and regional authorities can promote participation with vulnerable groups in disadvantaged areas thus reducing ‘youth divide’. In doing so, they need to find a balance between proactive policies and reactive suppor

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Keywords: Authorities, Disadvantaged Areas, Inclusion, Participation, Policies, Support Mechanisms, Vulnerable Groups, Young People, Youth Divide

International Child and Youth Advisory Committee (EICYAC) Youth partnership project

Author: End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking for Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT)

Publisher: ECPAT International

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Media

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

The Youth Partnership Project for against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in South Asia is an innovative initiative designed to empower and build the capacity of experiential youth to take the lead in the fight against the commercial sexual

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Keywords: Advocacy, Awareness Campaigns, Bangladesh, Capacity, Children, Commercial, Exploitation, India, Initiative Empower, Local Communities, Media, Nepal, Peer Support, Schools, Sexual, South Asia, Trafficked, Youth Partnership

International Journal of Children’s Rights

Author: Various

Publisher: Brill Publishing

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: restricted access

Focusing both on critical leadership and practical policy development, the articles in the preeminent International Journal of Children’s Rights reflect the perspectives of a broad range of disciplines and contribute to a greater understanding of children

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Keywords:  Childhood, Articles, Children, Concept, Critical Leadership, Disciplines, Educational  Sociology, Impact, Insights, Journal, Law, Legal, Methodologies, Perspectives, Policy Development, Political, Psychiatry, Psychology, Rights, Soc, Theory, Understanding

International Literature Review: Ethical Issues in Undertaking Research with Children and Young People

Author: Powell, M.A. et al

Publisher: Lismore: Southern Cross University, Centre for Children and Young People / Dunedin: University of Otago, Centre for Research on Children and Families.

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

This paper reviews the current literature regarding ethical issues in research with children and

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Keywords: Children, Ethical, Literature, Research

Interviewing the Child Client: Approaches and Techniques for a Successful Interview

Author: American Bar Association

Publisher: YouTube

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This training video provides practical guidance and demonstrations of techniques that can help lawyers work effectively with their child clients.

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Keywords: Child, Guidance, Lawyers, Techniques, Training

Involvement of Children and Young People in Shaping the Work of Save the Children: a Report to the SC-UK Board

Author: G. Lansdown

Publisher: Save the Children UK

Date: 2003

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: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This report reviews Save the Children’s experience in involving children in its work and identifies gaps in children’s participation in the organization’s governance. It gives an overview of where and how children are involved, analyses the impact of thei

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Keywords: Accountability, Children, Commitment, Governance, Overview, Participation, Recommendations, Save the Children

Involving children and young people in violence prevention and protection

Author: C. Willow

Publisher: Save the Children Sweden

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This is an executive summary of a regional technical workshop for Save the Children and partners in Bangkok on 5-6 March 2009 on involving children and young people in violence prevention and protection. The UN’s study on violence against children’s seven

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Keywords: Action, Bangkok, Children, Engage Respect, Member States, Monitoring, Prevention, Protection, Recommendation, Response, Save the Children, Technical Workshop, UN, Views, Violence, Young People

Involving Young People in Conference Planning: A model for action. Changing Our Future – New Directions in Health Services

Author: Celia Keenaghan and Mary Roche

Publisher: HSE

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

This report captures the lessons learned from the experience of the Programme of Action for Children (PAC) in involving young people in planning and delivering its annual national conference in 2005.

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Keywords: Children, Delivering, National Conference, PAC, Planning, Programme of Action, Young People

Is the honeymoon over? Children and young people’s participation in public decision-making

Author: E. Kay M. Tisdall

Publisher: International Journal of Children’s Rights

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Children and young people’s participation in public decision-making is now firmly on international and national agendas. This article concludes the special issue on such participation, by discussing three central issues for children and young people’s par

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Keywords: Children, Citizenship, Legitimate, Participation Decision-making, Policy, Practice, Rhetorical, Social Capital, Tensions, Theorisations of Governance, Young People

It’s about me: Young people’s experiences of participating in their Care Reviews

Author: EPIC

Publisher: EPIC

Date: 2014

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Care

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

The main aim of this research is to explore young people’s experiences of participating in their care reviews, which includes preparation for the care review meeting, the actual meeting itself and feedback given to young people following the meeting.

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Keywords: Care Reviews, Experiences, Participating, Young People

It’s Our Brexit Too: Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office & Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People

Publisher: Ombudsman for Children

Date: March 2018

Geographic Coverage: Ireland, Northern Ireland

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting: Children General

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation

Availability: Open access

This is a report on the views, hopes and fears of young people, North and South, and is the outcome of a unique cross-border conference hosted by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

It’s Our Brexit Too: Children’s Rights, Children’s Voices represents the views of 120 young people from both sides of the island who came together at a conference to explore how Brexit could affect them.  It outlines considerations and protections that should feed into decisions on areas such as education, child protection, freedom of movement, family life and health.

The conference hosted in Newry in November 2017, was organised and led by a cross-border Steering Group of young people.  Tánaiste Simon Coveney participated in the conference via video link, and it was attended by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for NI Chloe Smyth MP, Mairead McGuinness MEP, Jim Nicholson MEP and senior officials from both sides of the island.

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Keywords: Children's Voice, Children's Voices, Education, Health

Keepin’ it real: a resource for involving young people in decision-making

Author: Ministry of Youth and Development, Government of New Zealand

Publisher: Ministry of Youth and Development, Government of New Zealnd

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Domestic except Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Youth participation is a central feature of successful youth programming and effective policy-making. It is an important part of the development of citizenship and youth development. Young people bring with them new ways of thinking and acting that add va

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Keywords: Children, Citizenship and Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Development, Participation Guide, Participation Models, Policy Development, Practical Guidance, Young People, Youth participation

Law Reform Commission, Children and the Law: Medical Treatment (LRC 103-2011).

Author: Law Reform Commission

Publisher: Law Reform Commission

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This Report forms part of the Commissions Third Programme of Law Reform 2008-20141 and follows the publication in 2009 of a Consultation Paper on Children and the Law: Medical Treatment.( See pg. 27 in particular re ‘Voice of the Child in the Healthcare S

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Keywords: Children, Commission, healthcare setting, Law Reform, Medical Treatment, Voice of the Child

Learning from their Lessons: A study of young people in residential care and their experiences of education.

Author: R. Edmond

Publisher: Children’s Research Centre

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: restricted access

Unavailable

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Keywords: NULL

Learning to listen: consulting children and young people with disabilities

Author: M. Lewis

Publisher: Save The Children Fund, UK

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: Member state specific

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

This report is based on a consultation with disabled children and young people in London in 2000. It focuses on the methods and processes of carrying out such a consultation-consent issues, how to structure consultation sessions and tools used. It also di

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Keywords: Checklist, Children and Young People, Consent, Consultation, Difficulties, Disabled, London, Managers, Methods, Processes, Tools

Learning to listen: core principles for the involvement of children and young people

Author: Great Britain. Children and Young People's Unit

Publisher: Great Britain. Children and Young People's Unit

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: Restricted access

The government wants children and young people to have more opportunities to get involved in the design, provision and evaluation of policies and services that affect them or which they use. Actively involving children will produce better services. Ultima

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Keywords: Children, Communities, Contributions, Design, Evaluation, Ggovernment, Outcomes, Policies, Provision, Services, Young People

Lessons from Juvenile Clients

Author: Prof Bent Pattison and Lori Bullock

Publisher: American Bar Association

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This podcast discusses three critiques of legal representation brought forth by young people who are in the child-welfare system.

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Keywords: Critiques, Legal Representation, System, Young People Child-welfare

LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy – Report of the consultations with YOUNG PEOPLE in Ireland

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Government Publications

Date:

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Strategy

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability: Open access

This Report represents a big step forward towards delivering the world’s first Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex+ (LGBTI+) National Youth Strategy The findings presented here are groundbreaking, and represent the views of 4,000 young people in every part of the country. These are the voices central to this strategy, the important voices, and the voices that must be listened to.

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Keywords: Consultation, LGBTI+, Strategy, Young People

Life as a Child and Young Person in Ireland: Report of a National Consultation

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

This report documents the views of 66,705 children and young people. It was conducted to inform development of the Children and Young People’s Policy Framework by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

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Keywords: Children, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Policy Framework, Young People

Life skills matter – Not just points: A survey of implementation of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in second-level schools

Author: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Policy (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

The aim of this study was to investigate the implementation of Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) in secondary schools in Ireland and to examine ways in which these programmes could be improved. Th

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Keywords:  Teenage, Dáil na nÓg, Health Education, Implementation, Ireland, Personal, Programmes, Recommendations, Relationships, RSE, Secondary Schools, Sexuality Education, Social, SPHE, Youth Parliament

Listen to Our Voices,Hearing Children and Young People living in the Care of the State

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

A consultation with children and young people living in care which aims to ascertain the views of children and young people in the care of the State on the issues that really matter to them

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Keywords: Care, Children, Views, Young People

Listening for Children’s Stories: Children as Partners in the Framework for Early Learning.

Author: National Council for Curriculum & Assessment

Publisher: NCCA

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

NCCA designed a portraiture study to develop portraits of children’s experiences of early learning and development in a range of settings in Ireland. Portraiture is a form of qualitative research enquiry which seeks to give voice to the experiences of res

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Keywords: Children, Early Learning, Ireland, NCCA, Portraiture, Qualitative Research Enquiry, Voice Experiences

Listening to children about justice: report of the Council of Europe consultation with children on child-friendly justice

Author: U. Kilkelly

Publisher: Council of Europe Publishing

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Seldom heard children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This report has two main aims: first, it presents the views of children gathered during the Council of Europe’s consultation exercise on child-friendly justice. Second, it reports on the consultation process itself and reflects on what lessons can be lear

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Keywords: Child Friendly, Childre, Consultation, Council of Europe, Initiatives, Justice, Views

Listening to children: Children’s stories of domestic violence.

Author: F. Hogan and M. O’Reilly

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

This research was commissioned by the Office of the Minister for Children with the overall aim of increasing our understanding of children’s experiences of living with domestic violence. The central focus of the research was to gather original narrative a

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Keywords: Children, Domestic Violence, Engaging, Experiences, Interviewing, Narrative, Office of the Minister for Children, Recruiting, Services, Vulnerable

Making Our Voices Heard: Young people’s views on having their voices heard: Report of the workshop discussions at the Comhairle na nÓg Showcase 2014

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups: Children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Workshop Discussions

Availability: Open

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Keywords:

Meaningful consent to participate in social research on the part of people under the age of eighteen

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: Research Ethics Review Vol 2, Issue 1

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

This article describes changes in conventions among social scientists undertaking research with

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Keywords: Children, Committees, Ethics, Legal Position, Research, Social Scientists, Young People

Measures to protect children against harmful content and behaviour and to promote their active participation in the new information and communications environment’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2009)5 (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 8 July 2009

Author: Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

Regional Policy

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Keywords: Regional Policy

Meeting Together — Deciding Together: Kids Participating in Case Planning Decisions that Affect Their Lives

Author: NSW Commission for Children and Young People

Publisher: NSW Commission for Children and Young People

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Care

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

In 2002, a group of people got together to better understand and find ways that kids could be more involved in making decisions that affect them. There was a particular focus on helping kids in out-of-home care to participate in case-planning meetings, wh

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Keywords: Care, Children, Commission, Decisions, Participate, Planning Meetings, Young People

Minimum standards for consulting with children

Author: Inter-agency working group on children’s participation

Publisher: Plan International

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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

Availability: open access

These Minimum Standards on Consulting with Children (Minimum Standards) were developed as a multi-agency tool to facilitate and support the participation of children in formal consultations. They are based on a year-long pilot project of participatory act

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Keywords: Children Multi-agency, Consulting, Formal Consultations,Participatory Activities, Minimum Standards, Participation, Tool, United Nations, Violence

MRC Ethics Guide-Medical Research Involving Children

Author: Medical Research Council

Publisher: Medical Research Council

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

These guidelines are designed to be of use to researchers preparing proposals for MRC support for research involving and to those planning, undertaking or collaborating in such research. They may also be helpful to other researchers, and to doctors and ot

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Keywords: Collaborating, Committees, Doctors, Ethics, Guidelines, Health Professionals, MRC, Patients, Planning, Researchers, Undertaking

My right to know. A study of children and young people’s awareness of their rights, fourteen years from Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Author: ISPCC

Publisher: Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Children

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Availability: restricted access

Unavailable


Keywords: NULL

National Action Plan for Social Inclusion, 2007-2016

Author: Government of Ireland

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The Government is committed to a coherent strategy for social inclusion based on the lifecycle approach set out in the national partnership agreement Towards 2016. This National Action Plan for Social Inclusion (NAP inclusion), complemented by the social

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Keywords: Action Plan, Government, Ireland, National Development Plan, National Partnership Agreement, Quality of Life, Social Inclusion Lifecycle Approach, Strategy, Transforming

National Strategy for Service User Involvement in the Irish Health Service 2008-2013

Author: Produced by the Department of Health and Children, the Health Service Executive and in consultation with the Health Services National Partnership Forum.

Publisher: HSE

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

This strategy will build on the existing work undertaken and documented on service user involvement in health. This strategy has been developed to ensure a systematic and consistent approach to service user involvement across the health and social service

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Keywords: Actions, Approach, Goals, Good Practice, Health, Health Service Executive, HSE, Minister for Health and Children, Service User Involvement, Social Services, Statement of Principles, Strategy

National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making 2015-2020

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Government Publications

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

This strategy builds on the developing infrastructure for children’s participation established by the DCYA and other organisations since the publication of the National Children’s Strategy . The aim of the Strategy is to ensure that children and young people have a voice in their
individual and collective everyday lives across the five national outcome areas set out
in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and
Young People, 2014-2020 namely: to be active and healthy; to be achieving in all areas of
learning and development; to be safe and protected from harm; to enjoy economic security
and opportunity; and to be connected, respected and contributing. The strategy focuses
on the everyday lives of children and young people and the places and spaces in which
they are entitled to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives, including in community,
education, health and well-being, and legal settings.

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Keywords: Children, DCYA, Infrastructure, National Children's Strategy Young People, Participation, Strategy, Voice

National Youth Justice Strategy, 2008 -2010.

Author: Irish Youth Justice Service

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children in conflict with the law

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This strategy develops existing structures, policies and programmes for young people who are in trouble with the law. This strategy has been developed in line with the Government’s commitment to tackle crime in its Agreed Programme for Government (2007 –

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Keywords: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Law, National Children’s Strategy, National Development Plan, National Social Partnership Agreement, Policies, Programme for Government, Programmes Young People, Strategy, Structures

Not Bottled Up Inside, A large scale exploratory survey of the importance of social support for young people and the positive impact of close family relationships on Mental Health

Author: ISPCC

Publisher: ISPCC

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Mental Health

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

The purpose of this study is to explore the social support systems of children and young people with a particular focus on young people’s experiences of mental and emotional issues and the factors which affect their mental health.

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Keywords: Children, Emotional, Health, Mental, Social Support, Young People

Operations manual on children’s participation in consultations

Author: Inter-Agency Working Group on Children's Participation

Publisher: Inter-Agency Working Group on Children's Participation

Date: 2007

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? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The operations  manual is a compilation of 34 documents to assist organisations in coordinating the meaningful and safe participation of children in international, regional, national or local events.

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Keywords: Children, Coordinating Participation, Events, Manual

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

Date: 2012

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

Availability: open access

The third optional protocol on a communications procedure is a treaty which establishes an international complaints mechanism for violations of children’s rights contained in the the CRC, the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Confl

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Keywords: Armed Conflict, Children's Rights, Communications Procedure, Complaints Mechanism, CRC, Pornography, Prostitution, Sale of Children, Third Optional Protocol, Treaty, Violations

Our Children – Their Lives: National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010

Author: National Children’s Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2000

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

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

The Strategy set out a series of objectives to guide children’s policy over a ten year period in Ireland, from 2000-2010.

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Keywords: Children, Ireland, Policy, Strategy

Our Side: Forum for Young People in Care

Author: Irish Association of Young People in Care (IAYPIC)

Publisher: IAYPIC

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Care

Vulnerable groups: Children in care settings

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

This report presents the findings of a Forum for Young People in Care established by the Irish Association of Young People in Care (now EPIC) and HSE Dublin North.

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Keywords:   Irish Association of Young People in Care, Dublin North, EPIC), HSE, Report

Participation – Spice it Up! Practical tools for engaging children and young people in planning and consultations

Author: Save the Children UK

Publisher: Save the Children UK

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access (for purchase only)

This fun and lively manual provides more than 40 tried-and-tested activities and games to get children and young people involved in the decision-making process.

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Keywords: Activities, Children, Decision-making, Games, Manual, Young People

Participation Models Citizens, Youth Online A chase through the maze

Author: Creative Commons

Publisher: British Youth Council

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This publication outlines and examines all the models of participation and empowerment from Arnstein’s ‘Ladder of Citizen Participation’ in 1969 through to the present day.

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Keywords: Arnstein, Empowerment, Ladder of Citizen Participation, Models, Participation

Participation of Children and Young People: Our Approach

Author: TUSLA

Publisher: TUSLA

Date: 0

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Leaflet

Sector/setting: Children's Participation

Vulnerable groups: None

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified

Type of participation: Other

Availability: Open

TUSLA have come up with an approach to participation to make sure that children’s views are taken into account in decisions that affect them.

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Keywords: Approach, Children, Participation, Tusla, Young People

Participation of youth in decision‐making procedures during residential care: A narrative review

Author: Mijntje D.C. ten Brummelaar, Annemiek T. Harder, Margrite E. Kalverboer, Wendy J. Post, Erik J. Knorth

Publisher: Child & Family Social Work Vol 23, Issue 1

Date: 16 June 2017

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

This narrative literature review, covering the period 2000–2016, focuses on the opportunities of young people to participate, the challenges and facilitators to participation, and the outcomes of care related to participation.

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Children’s Participation, Residential Care, Young People

Participation: Checking the scoreboard. Coach’s handbook.

Author: NSW Commission for Children and Young People

Publisher: NSW Commission for Children and Young People

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Recreation

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

Participation – Checking the Scoreboard will help groups or organisations involved with children and young people to reflect and take stock of how effectively kids are being included in their work, activities and decision-making processes. Participation –

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Keywords: Activities, Children, Commission, Decision-making, Included, NSW, Participation, Reflect, Work, Young People

Participation: Count me in!

Author: NSW Commission for Children and Young People

Publisher: NSW Commission for Children and Young People

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Count me in! is a guide on conducting social research with children and young people. The guide looks at a range of issues and practicalities that should be considered when undertaking a research project with children. The guide assumes basic knowledge of

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Keywords: Children, Commission, Guide, Methods, Participatory, Research project with children, Social, Young People

Pathways to participation: openings, opportunities and obligations

Author: Harry Shier

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

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

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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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

PHYSICAL PLACES AND SOCIAL SPACES FOR YOUNG

Author: Veronica Lambert et al

Publisher: National Paediatric Hospital Project

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

This report details the findings of a consultation carried out with children aged 5-8 years in hospital. It aimed to explore young children’s perspectives and use of physical and social spaces of the hospital environment, to explore what children perceive


Keywords: Children, Hospital Environment, Perspectives, Physically, Recommendations, Socially, Spaces

Picking Up the Pieces: The Rights and Needs of Families Affected by Imprisonment

Author: Irish Penal Reform Trust

Publisher: IPRT

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children of prisoners

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

In this report, IPRT highlights the rights and needs of children and families affected by imprisonment in Ireland.

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Keywords: Children, Families, Imprisonment, IPRT, Ireland, Needs, Rights

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Planning and Development (Amendment) Act, 2010, para 8.

Author: Government of Ireland

Publisher: Office of the Attorney General

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

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Podcast with Veronica Yates of the Children’s Rights Information Network

Author: Children's Rights Alliance

Publisher: Children's Rights Alliance

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Veronica Yates, Director of CRIN, talks to Children’s Rights Policy Officer about the new Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on a communications procedure

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Communications Procedure, Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRIN, Policy Officer Third Optional Protocol, UN

Policy and Literature Review of Goal 1 of the National Children’s Strategy, 2000-2010

Author: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

Publisher: DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AFFAIRS

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Policy and Literature Review

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people?

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Availability: Open

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Practice standards in children’s participation

Author: Save the Children

Publisher: Save the Children International

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

The what, why, and how of each of Save the Children’s child participation practice standards. The primary purpose of these practice standards is to ensure consistent high quality child participation practice throughout Save the Children’s programmes. They

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Keywords: Children, Consultation, Evaluation, Framework, Meaningful Participation, Practice Standards, Save the Children, Skills, Staff, Training

Practice Standards on Children’s Participation

Author: International Save the Children Alliance

Publisher: Save the Children UK

Date: 2005

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: Other

Availability: open access

Practice standards are statements that describe an expected level of performance. These practice standards state what children and others can expect of Save the Children’s practice in child participation. They are designed to apply to all Save the Childre

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Keywords: Behave, Children, Minimum Expectations, Operate, Participation, Performance, Practice Standards, Save the Children, Staff

Promoting children participation in democratic decision-making

Author: Gerison Lansdown

Publisher: UNICEF: Innocenti Insight 6

Date: 2001

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: Other

Availability: open access

Since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ‘child participation’ has been the subject of an increasing flood of initiatives, ranging from research and publications to conferences and concrete projects. National and local governm

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Keywords: Children as Partners, Commitment, Consultation, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Cultural Attitudes, Empowerment, Intern, Interpersonal Relationships, Participation, Partnership, Practical Guidance, Practice, Research, Respect, Societal Organization

Promoting children’s meaningful and ethical participation in the UN global study on violence against children: a short guide for members of the NGO advisory panel and others

Author: Save the Children Sweden

Publisher: Save the Children Sweden

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The UN General Assembly requested the Secretary General in 2002 to conduct an in-depth global study on the issue of violence against children. Children participated in all aspects of the study, for example: as active participants in the planning, analysis

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Keywords:  Active Participants, Advisors, Children, Consultations, General Assembly, Key Actors Young People, NGO, Research, Secretary General Global Study, Study Secretariat, UN, Violence

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

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

Availability: open access

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

Promoting the Participation of Seldom Heard Young People: A Review of the Literature on Best Practice Principles

Author: C. Kelleher,  M. Seymour and A.M. Halpenny.

Publisher: DCYA

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Seldom heard children

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

The purpose of this research was to review national and international literature on the participation of seldom heard young people and to identify best practice principles in the field. The project aimed to integrate the experiences of young people who co

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Keywords: Best Practice, Education, Health, Ireland, Justice, Literature, Participation, Policymakers, Practitioners, Seldom Heard, Social Care, Voices, Young People

Promoting the rights of children with disabilities Inoocenti Digest No. 13

Author: M. Miller

Publisher: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Disability

Vulnerable groups: Children with disabilities

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child-led participation (e.g. child-initiated peer research projects or events)

Availability: open access

The Innocenti Digest on Promoting the Rights of

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Keywords: Disabilities Global Perspective, Innocenti, Rights of Children

READY, STEADY, PLAY! A National Play Policy

Author: National Children's Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Recreation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The Government, under the National Children’s Strategy, launched in November 2000, included a commitment to develop National Play and Recreation Policies. The Play Policy addresses the needs of younger children. The Policy also identifies responsibility f

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Keywords: Framework, Government, Implementation, National Children’s Strategy, Play, Policy, Recreation, Responsibility, Younger Children

Recommendation 1844 (2008) Refreshing the youth agenda of the Council of Europe

Author: Council of Europe; Parliamentary Assembly

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Recommendation adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers to refresh the youth agenda of the Council of Europe, in light of the changing situation of children and young people.

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Keywords: Children, Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly, Recommendation, Young People, Youth Agenda

Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)2 of the Committee of Ministers on participation of children and young people under the age of 18

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

The Recommendation is aimed at ensuring the effective implementation of binding European and international instruments protecting children’s rights. It calls on the governments of the members states of the Council of Europe to ensure that all children and

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Council of Europe, Decision-making, Implementation, Internalional Instruments, Member States, Participate, Recommendation, Right to be Heard, Views

Recommendation Rec(2004)13 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the participation of young people in local and regional life

Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 November 2004. It was adopted to promote and support the implementation of the revised European Charter on Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life.

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Keywords: Committee of Ministers, European Charter, Implementation, Local, Participation, Recommendation, Regional Life, Young People

Recommendation Rec(2006)1 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the role of national youth councils in youth policy development

Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Recommendation adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 11 January 2006 calls on member state governments to recognise and support the work of youth councils in contributing to the development of public youth policy.

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Keywords: Committee of Ministers, Member State Governments, Recommendation, Youth Councils, Youth Policy

Refreshing the Youth Agenda of the Council of Europe Recommendation 1844

Author: Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Recommendation addressed to European governments to develop youth policies in concertation with young people

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Keywords: European Governments, Youth Policies Young People

Report from the Comhairle na nÓg Implementation Group to the Minister for Children, Brian Lenihan TD.

Author: CIG

Publisher: Comhairle na nÓg Implementation Group

Date: 39173

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Explores the overlap between Comhairle na nÓg and participation structures proposed under the Youth Work Act (2001), inter alia.

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Keywords:  Youth Work Act, Comhairle na nÓg, Participation Structures

Report of consultations with children on after-school care

Author: Deirdre Horgan, Jacqui O'Riordan, Shirley Martin and Jane O'Sullivan

Publisher: Government Publications, Dublin

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Consultation with children

Sector/setting: Education, Childcare

Vulnerable groups: Children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with children

Availability: Open

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the process and findings from the consultations with children. It analyses the data generated at the consultations and discusses the rationale, methodology and findings from consultations with children on after-school care.

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Keywords: 5-7 year olds, 8-12 year olds, after-school, Children, Consultation, Report

Report of consultations with young people concerning harmful internet communications including cyber bullying in the Law Reform Commission Report Harmful Communications and Digital Safety

Author: Sandra Roe

Publisher: Law Reform Commission

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Survey

Availability: Open

The Report of the consultation with young people on cyber bullying is published as Appendix B “Report of consultations with young people concerning harmful internet communications including cyber bullying” in the Law Reform Commission Report “Harmful Communications and Digital Safety”.

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Keywords: Communications, Consultation, Cyber Crime, Digital Safety, Justice, Law Reform Commision

Report of the Taskforce on Active Citizenship

Author: Government of Ireland

Publisher: Taskforce on Active Citizenship

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

One of the thematic themes in this paper is participation in the democratic process, which includes children.

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Keywords: Children, Democratic Process, Participation

Report on a Consultation with Children and Young People on Education for Sustainable Development

Author: Dr Deirdre McGillicuddy and Dr Malgosia Machowska-Kosciak

Publisher: Department of Education and Skills

Date: 2016

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Education

Vulnerable groups: Children General

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation with Children and Young People

Availability: Open

This report presents findings from a consultation with pupils and students on the issue of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), in order to inform future Department of Education and Skills policy in this field. The consultation was aimed at finding out what children learn in School to make the world a fairer and better place for everyone.

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Keywords: Children, Consultation, Education, Sustainable Development, Young People

Report on Consultations with Young People Engaged in Garda Youth Diversion Projects

Author: Sandra Roe Research

Publisher: Irish Youth Justice Service Department of Justice and Equality and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: November 2018

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Strategy

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children in conflict with the law

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation

Availability: Open Access

This report details the findings of consultations with young people on Garda Youth Diversion Projects (GYDPs). The key objectives of the consultations were to explore young people’s views and opinions on how: · GYDPs assist them to move away from and/or prevent them from becoming involved in criminal and/or anti-social behaviour. · How important it is to young people that projects are located close to where they live or if they would travel to other areas in order to participate in a project.

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Keywords: Consultation, GYDP, Projects, Young People

Report on the National Consultation with Young Children

Author: Professor Imelda Coyne, Ms Deirdre Mallon and Ms Emma Chubb
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 19 November 2018

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Strategy

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

A National Consultation with Young Children on A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families.

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Keywords:  Better Outcomes Brighter Futures, Babies, Consultation, Families, Strategy. young children

Report on the National Youth Strategy Young People’s Consultation

Author: Sandra Roe

Publisher: Sandra Roe Research

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Consultation

Availability: Open

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Report on the outcome of consultations with teenagers on the issues to be considered by the Minister for Children when examining the age of consent for sexual activity

Author: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

Following a Supreme Court ruling on statutory rape in 2006, the Minister for Children took a decision to seek the views of teenagers on the age of consent and other matters relating to teenage sexual activity. Over two hundred young people between the age

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Keywords: Consent, Minister for Children, Pavee Point, Sexual Activity, Statutory Rape, Views  Teenagers

Researching Children’s Experience: Approaches and Methods

Author: S. Greene and D. Hogan (eds)

Publisher: Sage

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Various

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: restricted access

Researching Children’s Experience provides examples of how researchers from a variety of social science perspectives have set about carrying out research into children’s experience. Useful to students embarking on a research project, and to experienced re


Keywords: Children, Developmental Psychology, Education, Experience, Nursing, Researchers, Social Science, Students

Resolution CM/Res(2008)23 on the youth policy of the Council of Europe

Author: Council of Europe; Committee of Ministers

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Regional policy

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Keywords: Regional Policy

Results Based Management and Children’s Participation: A Guide to Incorporating Child Participation Results into CIDA Programs

Author: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Publisher: CIDA

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: other area

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

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Guide developed to help CIDA staff and development partners to incorporate child participation results into CIDA programmes

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Keywords: Child Participation, CIDA, Guide, Programmes

Results of an International Survey regarding Children’s Participation in Decision-Making Following Parental Separation

Author: Sallie Newell, Anne Graham, and Robyn Fitzgerald

Publisher: Childwatch International Children and the Law Study Group

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

The survey explored how children’s participation rights are respected in post-separation decision-making in international family law contexts, including a focus on the legislative mechanisms and on the factors that facilitated, or hindered, children’s par

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Keywords: Children’s Participation, Decision-making, Facilitated, Family law Legislative Mechanisms, Hindered, International, Rights Post-separation

Review of Comhairle na nÓg and Dáil na nÓg

Author: National Children’s Office

Publisher: NCO

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The Office of the Minister for Children is working to ensure that Comhairle na nÓg will become a permanent and effective structure in local communities, ensuring meaningful participation by children/young people in matters that affect their lives. As a me

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Keywords: CDB, Children, Comhairle na nÓg, County Development Boards, Dáil na nÓg, Local Communities, Office of the Minister for Children, Participation, Review, Strategic Plan, Structures, Young People

Revised European Charter on the participation of the young people in local and regional life’ Recommendation 128

Author: The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

The revised Charter advocates adequate support and commitment to the implementation of youth participation policies and practices

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Keywords: Charter, Implementation, Policies, Practices, Youth participation

Safe you and safe me – violence is NOT ok: a Save the Children contribution to the United Nations Secretary-General’s study on violence against children

Author: R. Karkara, F. Shoma Jabeen, N. Bhandari

Publisher: Save the Children Sweden

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

A child-friendly art-therapy workbook designed for children aged 7-12 years to help children to learn about the types of violence faced by children throughout the world and give them

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Keywords: Art-therapy, Child Friendly, Protect, Violence, Workbook Children, World

Second Action Plan Update Of the NATIONAL STRATEGY ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN DECISION-MAKING 2015-2020 – July 2016 – June 2017 Report

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher:

Date: 12 November 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups:

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

This is the second annual report on the progress made by all Government Departments and Agencies in implementing the agreed commitments in the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making 2015-2020.

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Keywords: Children, Implementation, Young People

Second Level Student Councils in Ireland: A Study of Enablers, Barriers and Supports

Author: Anna Fiona Keogh and Jean Whyte

Publisher: The National Children’s Office

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

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

This report presents the findings of a study carried out by the Children’s Research Centre on behalf of the Working Group on Student Councils in Second Level Schools, established by the National Children’s Office. The study was funded by the National Chil

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Keywords: Boards of Management, Children, National Children’s Office. Teachers, Parents, Principals, Research, Schools, Second Level, Student Councils

Separated Children living in Ireland: A Report by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Asylum and Immigration

Vulnerable groups: Asylum seekers/ refugees

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The overall aim of the project was to better understand the life and level of care afforded to separated children in Ireland by hearing directly from this group of young people. The project provided an opportunity for these young people to reflect on thei

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Keywords:  Article 12, Care, Consult, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Implementation, Ireland, Life, Ombudsman for Children, Ombudsman for Children Act, Right, Separated Children, UN, Voice, Young People

Separated, asylum-seeking children in European Union Member States Comparative Report

Author: European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

Publisher: FRA

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Asylum and Immigration

Vulnerable groups: Seldom heard children

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

This report examines the experiences and views of separated, asylum-seeking children and those of adults responsible for their care across 12 European Union Member States. It addresses the need to incorporate children’s views and accounts of their experie

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Keywords: Asylum, Children, European Union, Experiences, FRA, International Organisation of Migration, IOM, Member States, Policy Action, Research, Separated, Views

Share it with the rest of the class.

Author: National Youth Council of Ireland

Publisher: NYCI

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

A nationwide survey of second level students and principals examining their views on student participation in school decision making and student councils. The study incorporates an attitudinal survey of second level students on issues relating to national


Keywords: Attitudinal Survey, Decision-making, Participation, Politics, Principals, School, Second Level, Social Issues, Student Councils, Students, Study, Work

So you want to consult with children? A toolkit of good practice

Author: S. Stevenson

Publisher: International Save the Children Alliance

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This toolkit is based upon the experience of Save the Children – the

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Keywords: Children's Rights, General Assembly, NGO, Participation, Save the Children, Toolkit, UN

So you want to involve children in research? A toolkit supporting children’s meaningful and ethical participation in research relating to violence against children

Author: S. Laws and G. Mann

Publisher: Save the Children

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

When asked, children worldwide identify violence against them as a priority issue. “So you want to involve children in research?” is a toolkit supporting children´s meaningful and ethical participation in research relating to violence against children. Th

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Keywords: Active Agents, Children, Ethical Participation, Participative Research, Secondary Research, Toolkit, UN, Victims, Violence

Special Edition of Children, Youth and Environments on Critical Perspectives on Children’s Participation

Author: Various

Publisher: University of Colorado

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: restricted access

This special edition presents work on child and youth participation from nine regions of the world and provides an international forum for the evaluation and critique of participatory research practices.


Keywords: Child, Critique, Evaluation, Participation, Participatory Research, Research Practices, Youth

Special Edition of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science on the Child as a Citizen

Author: Various

Publisher: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This volume of the ANNALS considers conceptual, legal, and practical issues related to the realization of children as citizens. Using the CRC as a starting point on the path of achieving functional citizenship for children, the distinguished contributors

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Keywords: Annals, Children, Citizens, Citizenship, Conceptual, CRC, Empirical Research, Energies, Legal, Multigenerational, Opinions, Participation, Political, Practical Issues, Recommendations, Social, Voice

Special Edition of The International Journal of Children’s Rights on Children as Social Actors

Author: Various

Publisher: Brill online

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Availability: restricted access

This special issue was borne out of an international research symposium which met for two days to discuss a variety of papers addressing the theme of Children and Young People as Social Actors. The dominant theme of this special issue is an interest in ho

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Keywords:  Integrated Approach, Children, Children's Lives, Competence, Contribute, Education, Geography, Multi-Disciplinary, Participate, Psychology, Social Actors, Social Work, Society, Sociology, Theoretical Frameworks, Young People

Special Edition of The International Journal on Children’s Rights on Children and Young People’s Participation

Author: Various

Publisher: Brill online

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This special issue arises from a seminar ‘Theorising Children’s Participation’ which brought together UK academics from a range of disciplines, with others who have rich practical and childhood expertise from across the globe. The first part of this speci

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Keywords:  Childhood, Activiteis, Children, Implications, Participation, Practical Expertiese, Research, Rights, Theoretical, Young People

Statement on Communication with Children

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

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

Stereotyping of Young People – Resource Pack

Author: The Equality Authority and the National Youth Council of Ireland.

Publisher: The Equality Authority and the National Youth Council of Ireland.

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

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

This research highlighted a widespread stereotyping of young people in a range of arenas: at school, in their local communities and in the media. The research concluded that the young people interviewed saw their institutional relationships with adults as

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Keywords: Abilities, Attributes, Challenge, Institutional Relationships, Local Communities, Media, Resource, School, Stereotyping, Young People

Student Council Resource Pack and Diary Print Friendly Version

Author: National Children's Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

This Resource Pack and Diary are an invaluable resource to students, teachers and school management in establishing and running student councils in second-level schools. They were developed with young people based on the recommendations of Second-level St

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Keywords:  Barriers, Diary, Enablers, Post-primary, Resource Pack, School Management, Student Councils, Students, Supports, Teachers, Young People

Submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the General Comment on the Rights of Adolescents

Author: EPIC

Publisher: EPIC

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

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

The submission highlights key issues for young people in State Care under the four guiding principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Non-Discrimination, Best Interests principle, Voice of the Child and Survival and Development. Key issue

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Keywords: Access, Best Interests, Care, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Development, Education, Family, Guiding Principles, Non-discrimination, Placements, Sibling, Survival, UN, Voice, Young People

Supporting children’s rights through education, the arts, and media (SCREAM): Education Pack

Author: ILO

Publisher: ILO

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Education and schooling

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Child friendly information (e.g. websites, games, fact-sheets, or leaflets for children)

Availability: open access

The education pack, which forms the basis of the SCREAM programme, is made up of 14 educational modules and a User’s Guide. The SCREAM modules enable young people to express themselves through different forms of artistic media, such as drama, creative wri

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Keywords: Artistic Media, Authorities, Awareness, Confidence Families, Creative Writing, Culture, Drama, Education, Friends, Guide, Local Communities, Modules, Music, Neighbours, SCREAM, Skills, Social Change., Teachers, Traditions, Visual Arts, Young People

Supporting Interculturalism in Youth Work, Practical Guidelines for doing Intercultural Youth Work

Author: Anne Walsh and Elaine Mahon

Publisher: National Youth Council of Ireland

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Recreation

Vulnerable groups: Migrant children

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This document responds to Frequently Asked Questions that NYCI receives on the inclusion of cultural and minority ethnic young people and leaders in youth work.

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Keywords: Cultural, Ethnic, Inclusion, Leaders, Minority, NYCI, Young People, Youth Work

Taking PARTicipation seriously Toolkit

Author: New South Wales Government, Commission for Children and Young People

Publisher: New South Wales Government, Commission for Children and Young People

Date: 2004

Geographic Coverage: other area

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

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

This is a guide developed by the New South Wales Advocate for Children and Young People in consultation with children and young people. It contains practical advice about how to involve children and young people in activities, events and decision making i

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Keywords: Activities, Children, Decision-making, Events, Guide, Practical Advice, Young People

Teenage Mental Health: What helps and what hurts? Report on the Outcome of Consultations with Teenagers on Mental Health.

Author: Olivia McEvoy

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Mental Health

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

In partnership with the Office for Disability and Mental Health (Department of Health and Children) and the Health Service Executive and its National Office for Suicide Prevention, the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA) organise

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Keywords:  OMCYA,  Teenage, Consultations, Department of Health and Children, Health Service Executive, Impacts, Mental Health, National Office for Suicide Prevention, Office for Disability and Mental Health, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Teenagers views on Solutions to Alcohol Misuse. Report on a National Consultation.

Author: Office of the Minister for Children

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Other

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

In February 2007, the Minister for Children announced that his Office would consult with teenagers on alcohol misuse. The consultations were designed to explore how young people themselves view teenage drinking and also to seek their views on the most eff

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Keywords: Alcohol Misuse, Consultations, Minister for Children, Teenage Drinking, Teenagers, View

Teenspace – National Recreation Policy for Young People

Author: Office of the Minister for Children

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Recreation

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

The National Children’s Strategy, Our Children — Their Lives, published in 2000, identified the need for more opportunities for community based play, leisure and cultural activities. The first part of the Government’s response to this need was the creatio

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Keywords: Activities, Community, Cultural, Framework, Government, Ireland, Leisure, Lives, National Children’s Strategy, Office of the Minister for Children, Opportunities, Play, Policy, Recreation, Response, Stationery, Teenspace, Young People

Ten Tips For Legal Professionals: Meaningful Child Participation In Family Justice Processes

Author: S. Williams

Publisher: International Institute for Child Rights and Development

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: restricted access

This guide provides 10 tips to help legal professionals involve children in family justice processes so that they and their families are better served

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Keywords: Children, Family, Guide, Justice, Legal, Processes, Professionals

Ten Years On: Did the National Children’s Strategy deliver on its promises?

Author: Children's Rights Alliance

Publisher: Children’s Rights Alliance

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The National Children’s Strategy: Our Children – Their Lives, a 10 year strategy that has driven children’s policy in Ireland since 2000, comes to an end in December 2010. This review, undertaken by the Children’s Rights Alliance in collaboration with its

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Keywords: Children, Children’s Rights Alliance, Ireland, Objectives, Policy, Review, Strategy

The Adolescent Perspective on Participation in Treatment Decision Making: A Pilot Study

Author: Kristin Stegenga and Peggy Ward-Smith

Publisher: Journal of Paediatric Oncology Nursing

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: restricted access

The purpose of this study was to determine whether 3 adolescents diagnosed with cancer within the previous 3 to 6 months and between 13 and 15 years of age were capable of providing data directly regarding decision making. Conclusions drawn from this stud

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Keywords: Adolescents, Behavior, Cancer, Decision-making, Diagnosis, Education, Enabling, Health Care, Information, Participate, Support, Treatment

The Agenda for Children’s Services: A Policy Handbook.

Author: Office of the Minister for Children

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Health

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The purpose of this document is to set out the strategic direction and key goals of public policy in relation to children’s health and social services in Ireland.

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Keywords: Children, Goals, Health, Ireland, Public Policy, Social Services, Strategic Direction

The Agenda for Children’s Services: Reflective Questions for Front-line Service Managers and Practitioners

Author: Office of the Minister for Children

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

These Reflective Questions should be used in conjunction with The Agenda for Children’s Services: A Policy Handbook. The aim of The Agenda is to assist policy-makers, managers and front-line practitioners to engage in reflective practice and effective del

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Keywords:  Effective Delivery, Children, Managers, National Policy Framework, Policy, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Reflective Practice, Services

The Agenda for Children’s Services: Reflective Questions for HSE Senior Managers

Author: Office of the Minister for Children

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

These Reflective Questions should be used in conjunction with The Agenda for Children’s Services: A Policy Handbook. The aim of The Agenda is to assist policy-makers, managers and front-line practitioners to engage in reflective practice and effective del

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Keywords:  Effective Delivery, Children, Managers, National Policy Framework, Policy, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Reflective Practice, Services

The Agenda for Children’s Services: Reflective Questions for Policy-makers

Author: Office of the Minister for Children

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

These Reflective Questions should be used in conjunction with The Agenda for Children’s Services: A Policy Handbook. The aim of The Agenda is to assist policy-makers, managers and front-line practitioners to engage in reflective practice and effective del

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Keywords:  Effective Delivery, Children, Managers, National Policy Framework, Policy, Policy Makers, Practitioners, Reflective Practice, Services

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

Author: Save the Children UK

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

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

The Child’s Right to be Heard in the Healthcare Setting: Perspectives of children, parents and health professionals

Author: Ursula Kilkelly and Mary Donnelly

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Health

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

This study presents the experiences and perspectives of children, parents and health professionals on listening to children in the healthcare setting

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Keywords: Children, Health Professionals, healthcare setting, Listening, Parents

The Development and Implementation of Child Impact Statements in Ireland.

Author: C. Corrigan

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

This study aims to draw on the Irish experience of various impact assessment exercises and the

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Keywords: Child impact Statements, Children, Impact Assessment Exercises, Ireland, Irish Experience, Office of the Minister for Children, Policies

The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People: A Practical Handbook

Author: Alderson and Morrow

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: UK

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

This clear and practical text informs students and researchers about the relevant laws and guidelines and current debates in research ethics. Priscilla Alderson and Virginia Morrow cover ethics at every stage of research, and with all kinds of young resea

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Keywords: Debates, Ethics Participants, Guidelines, Laws, Neglected, Research, Vulnerable

The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People. A Practical Handbook

Author: P. Alderson and V. Morrow

Publisher: Sage

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: restricted access

Ethical questions are at the centre of research with children and young people. This clear and practical text informs students and researchers about the relevant laws and guidelines and current debates in research ethics. Priscilla Alderson and Virginia M


Keywords: Children, Debates, Ethics, Guidelines, Laws, Neglected, Participants, Research, Vulnerable, Young People

The gap between rhetoric and reality: critical perspectives on children’s participation

Author: Multiple authors

Publisher: Children, Youth and Environments

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: other area

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: restricted access

This issue explores perspectives on participation from experiences in Africa and seeks to elucidate key insights and lessons and raise further questions for debate.


Keywords: Africa, Participation

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

Author: UNICEF Innocenti

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? No

Availability: open access

Global Study analysing the role of independent human rights institutions

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Keywords: Independent Human Rights Institutions

The Participation of Young People in the Arts in Ireland: A Proposed Policy and Action Plan for the Period of the Third Arts Plan

Author: Marieva Coughlan

Publisher: The Arts Council

Date: 2002

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: restricted access

Unavailable

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Keywords: NULL

The Perspectives of Practitioners and Service Users on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making within Tusla, prior to the implementation of the Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support: A Baseline Assessment KEY FINDINGS

Author: Dr Danielle Kennan, Dr Cormac Forkan and Dr Bernadine Brady

Publisher: UNESCO

Date: 2017

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: publication

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: None

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: Open access

The aim of this study was to conduct a baseline assessment on the extent to which the participation of children and
young people was embedded in Tusla’s culture and operations, prior to the implementation of the Prevention,
Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) programme of action to mainstream children’s participation

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Keywords: Children, Family, Implementation, people, PPFS, Prevention, Support, Tusla, young

The Recruitment Pack

Author: Save the Children UK

Publisher: Save the Children UK and the Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights,

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

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: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The pack is for those who have a desire to involve children and young people in recruitment processes.

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Keywords: Children, Involve, Recruitment Processes, Young People

The right of children to be heard: children’s right to have their views taken into account and to participate in legal and administrative proceedings

Author: Daniel O'Donnell

Publisher: UNICEF: Innocenti Working Paper

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

The paper addresses the right of children to be heard in any judicial or administrative proceeding affecting them. It introduces the subject based on examples from the laws and practices of 52 countries around the world, shedding further light on a topic

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Keywords: Administrative Proceedings, Children, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Implementation, Innocenti, Judicial, Law Reform, Proceedings, Right to be Heard, UNICEF

The right of the child to be heard’ General Comment No. 12

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

Publisher: United Nations, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

Date: 2009

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? No

Availability: open access

General Comment No. 12 on the right of the child to be heard provides practical guidance for States parties on the full and effective implementation of Article 12. The General Comment presents a legal analysis of the two paragraphs of Article 12 and expla

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Keywords:  Article 12, Administrative Proceedings, Child, Committee, Convention, General Comment No 12, General Principles, Heard, Impact, Implementation, Judicial Proceedings, Legal Analysis, Practical Guidance, Requirements, Right

The right to be properly researched: research with children in a messy, real world

Author: Beazley, H., Bessell, S., Ennew J, Waterson, R

Publisher: Children's Geographies Vo. 7, No.4

Date: 2009

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

Editorial from a Special Issue of Children’s Geographies on developing rights-based methodolgies.

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Keywords: Methodolgies, Rights-based

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

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Regional policy

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Keywords: Regional Policy

The Rights of Young People in Conflict with the Law

Author: Defence for Children International (DCI)

Publisher: DCI

Date: 0

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

A youth-friendly list of internationally recognised rights applicable to young people worldwide

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Keywords: Rights Young People, Worldwide, Youth-friendly

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

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? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

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

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

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

Availability: open access

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

The social reintegration of children living and/or working on the streets’ Resolution 271 (2008); The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe ‘The social reintegration of children living and/or working on the streets’ Recommendation

Author: The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Homeless/street children

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Regional policy detailing strategic approaches at all governance levels on the eradication of children living on the streets and the promotion of their rights.

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Keywords: Children, Governance, Policy, Rights, Strategic Approaches, Streets

The Special Challenges of Representing a Child in Criminal Proceedings

Author: American Bar Association

Publisher: American Bar Association

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Audio/Video

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children in conflict with the law

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This podcast will help lawyers who represent children understand the basic tenets of representing this vulnerable population.

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Keywords: Children, Lawyers, Representing, Vulnerable

The Story of the Ombudsman for Children’s Youth Advisory Panel: How we set up and work with YAP and what we’ve learned.

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

Resource booklet on how to set up a YAP in order to hear and learn from the views of children and young people.

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Keywords: Children, Views, YAP, Young People

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Study of Legal Implementation in 12 Countries.

Author: U. Kilkelly, L. Lundy, B. Byrne, J. Kang.

Publisher: UNICEF UK

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

UNICEF UK commissioned Queen’s University Belfast to study the legal and non-legal measures of implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 12 countries other than the UK. The aim is to analyse the most effective, practical and impac

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Keywords: Children's Rights, Convention on the Rights of the Child, CRC, Domestic Law, Implementing, Legal Systems, UK, UN, UNICEF

The Voice of the Child in Child Protection: Whose Voice?

Author: Margaret Bruce

Publisher: Social Sciences, Vol.3(3), pp.514-526

Date: 01 September 2014

Geographic Coverage: Scotland

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people?

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

This paper draws upon research undertaken in Scotland but the findings of the study are relevant across the UK and beyond. Child protection documentation including reports and case conference minutes were analysed to assess to what extent the child’s views were presented to, and considered in, decision making forums. In particular the study considers how the child’s views and wishes are represented in writing, and highlights the ways which professionals filtered and interpreted the child’s view rather than presented it in its pure form.

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Keywords: adult processes, Children's Rights, Decision-making, Participation, Protection, report writing

The Voice of the Child in Social Work Assessments: Age-Appropriate Communication with Children

Author: Lisa O’Reilly and Pat Dolan

Publisher: The British Journal of Social Work, Volume 46, Issue 5, Pages 1191–1207,

Date: 5 May 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource:

Sector/setting:

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation:

Availability: Open Access

This article describes a child-centred method for engaging with children involved in the child protection and welfare system. One of the primary arguments underpinning this research is that social workers need to be skilled communicators to engage with children about deeply personal and painful issues. There is a wide range of research that maintains play is the language of children and the most effective way to learn about children is through their play. Considering this, the overarching aim of this study was to investigate the role of play skills in supporting communication between children and social workers during child protection and welfare assessments.

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Keywords: abuse and/or neglect, Child protection and welfare assessments, child-centred, Communication, play skills, Voice of the Child

Toolkit for the Development of a Children’s Services Committees, 2nd Edition.

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: DCYA

Date: 2012

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) (formerly the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs), the National Children’s Strategy Implementation Group (NCSIG) and the Children’s Services Committees (CSCs) have been leading an init

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Keywords: Children’s Services Committees, CSC, DCYA, Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Developmental Outcomes,, Implementation Group, National Children’s Strategy, NCSIG, Outcomes, Planning Model Interagency Working, Working Together for Children Initiative

Toward the development of a Participation Strategy f or Children and Young People National Guidance & Local Implementation

Author: TUSLA-CHILD AND FAMILY AGENCY

Publisher: TUSLA-CHILD AND FAMILY AGENCY

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

A modern public service places the service user at the heart of decision-making, service planning and provision. Thus, it is the remit of Tusla – Child and Family Agency to engage with children, families and communities on the design and quality of servic

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Keywords: Children, Communities, Decision-making, Families, Participation Strategy, Public Service, Tusla, Views, Young People

Towards 2016 – Ten-Year Framework Social Partnership Agreement, 2006-2015.

Author: Department of An Taoiseach

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Towards 2016 develops a new framework to address key social challenges, which individuals in Ireland face at each stage of life, including a dedicated section on the needs of children.

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Keywords: Children, Framework, Ireland, Social Challenges

Understanding and evaluating children’s participation: A review of contemporary literature

Author: L. Ackerman, T. Feeny, J. Hart & J. Newman

Publisher: Plan UK / Plan International

Date: 2003

Geographic Coverage: Domestic except Ireland

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: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This document is the product of a literature review, fieldwork in India, Kenya and Ecuador and discussion with various practitioners and academics working on children’s participation. It examines current approaches to the evaluation of children’s particip

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Keywords: Academics Children, Activities, Approaches, Child-led, Community Development, Development, Ecuador Practitioners, Evaluation, India, Initiatives, Kenya, Literature Review, Local, Participation

United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. Ireland’s Second Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: On the Implementation of the Convention as required under Article 44 of the Convention.

Author: National Children’s Office

Publisher: NCO

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

Ireland’s second periodic report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child as per the requirements under Article 44 of the Convention.

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Keywords: Article 44, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Convention, Ireland, Periodic Report

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations, Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

Date: 1989

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? No

Availability: open access

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is an international children’s rights treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20th 1989.

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Keywords: Convention on the Rights of the Child, General Assembly, Treaty, United Nations

United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children Adapted for Children and Young People

Author: E. Kwast and S. Laws

Publisher: United Nations

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

Child-friendly version of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children

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Keywords: Child Friendly, Children, Secretary General, United Nations, Violence

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (“The Beijing Rules”)

Author: United Nations

Publisher: UN General Assembly

Date: 1985

Geographic Coverage: International

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

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: N/A

Availability: open access

Child participation is enshrined in these guidelines in the context of children who come into conflict with the law, e.g. the right to be notified of the charges; the right to confront and cross-examine witnesses etc. which is afforded by basic procedural

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Keywords: Child, Conflict, Guidelines, Juvenile, Law, Participation, Procedural Safeguards,Proceedings Best Interests

Valuing children’s potential: How children’s participation contributes to fighting poverty and social exclusion

Author: M. Schuurman (ed.)

Publisher: Eurochild

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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: Collaboration with children (e.g. action research, shared planning or decision making with adults)

Availability: open access

The case studies presented in this book describe pioneering examples of where children are given a voice. This book is part of Eurochild’s contribution to the 2010 European Year

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Keywords: Children, Empowering children, Eurochild, Pioneering, Policy, Poverty, Social Exclusion, Voice

Various

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs was established on 2nd June 2011.  The Government decided to create this dedicated Department and, in doing so, to consolidate a range of functions previously discharged by various Government Ministers.The resp

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Keywords: Children, Department of Children and Youth Affairs Government, Families, Ireland, Ministers  Policy, Service Activity, Young People

Various

Author: Youth Partnership

Publisher: Council of Europe

Geographic Coverage: Europe

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

This website provides details on training, youth seminars and meetings and youth policy. It also hosts the European Knowledge Centre on Youth Policy (EKCYP)

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Keywords: EKCYP, European Knowledge Centre, Seminars, Training, Youth Policy

Various

Author: UNICEF website

Publisher: UNICEF

Geographic Coverage: International

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

This guide on the UNICEF website is aimed at practitioners and managers involved in promoting child and youth participation in government, community-based organizations, child-led organizations, NGOs and UN and donor agencies. It contains a list of key we

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Keywords: Child, Child-led, Children, Community, Donor Agencies, Government, Guide, Listservs,, Managers, Networks, NGOs, Organizations, Participation, Portals, Practitioners, UN, UNICEF, Websites, Youth

Violence against children in conflict with the law: A study on indicators and data collection in Belgium, England and Wales, France and the Netherlands

Author: S. Detrick, G. Abel, M. Berger, A. Delon and R. Meek

Publisher: Defence for Children International

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: restricted access

Children deprived of their liberty and placed in detention are at extreme risk of violence”, according to the UN Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children (hereinafter: UN Study). Based on its global research, the UN Study identifies the foll

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Keywords: Adult Detainees, Children, Custody, Detention, Developing Countries, Global, Industrialised, Liberty, Police, Research, Secretary General, Security Forces, Self-harm, Self-mutilation, Sentence, Staff, Study, Suicidal Behaviour, UN, Violence

Voice is not enough: conceptualising article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Author: Laura Lundy

Publisher: British Educational Research Journal 33: 6, 927-942

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Academic

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: restricted access

This article provides a children’s rights critique of the concept of ‘pupil voice’. The analysis is founded on Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which gives children the right to have their views given due weight in a

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Keywords:  Article 12,  Barriers, Audien, Children's Rights, Commissioner for Children and Young People, Conceptualising, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Critique, Education, Impact, Implementation, Model, Obligation, Pupil Voice, Space, United Nations, Views

Voices of Young People. Young People’s Views on Reform of the Junior Cycle.

Author: S. Roe

Publisher: Youth Studies Ireland. Note this is an edited version of the Report of a Consultation with Young People on Reform of the Junior Cycle, published by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The full report is available at: http://www.dcya.gov.ie/docum

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

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

A consultation with young people on the reform of the Junior Cycle took place on 13th November 2010 in Dublin Castle. The consultation was organised by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (OMCYA) , the National Council for Curriculum

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Keywords:  OMCYA, Consultation, Dáil na nÓg, Junior Cycle, National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, NCCA, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Reform, Young People

Volunteer Group Leaders’ Guide to National Quality Standards for Volunteer-led Youth Groups.

Author: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Publisher: DCYA

Date: 2013

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Recreation

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Other

Availability: open access

The overall aim of the standards is to help improve the quality of the programmes and activities for young people and the way in which they are provided. In addition, through the standards, young people will be encouraged and supported to have a say in th

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Keywords: Delivery, Design, Planning, Programmes, Quality, Standards, Young People

Website on ethical research involving children

Author: Ethical Research involving children

Publisher: http://childethics.com/

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Ethics

Sector/setting: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

Website for the international ethical research involving children project

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Keywords: Children, Ethical, Research

What about us? Children’s rights in the European Union

Author: Sandy Ruxton

Publisher: European Children's Network

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Availability: open access

This report explores key challenges for children in the EU today and examines specific policy areas affecting children

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Keywords:  EU, Children, Key Challenges, Policy, Report

White Paper on Crime Consultation Process, Report of Consultation with Young People

Author: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

The aim of this consultation with children and young people is to listen to, understand and document the views of children and young people on crime in Ireland.

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Keywords: Children, Crime, Ireland, Views, Young People

Why don’t we? Youth Participation Resource pack

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

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

Working with children

Author: D. Nosworthy

Publisher: Action on Rights of Children

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This resource pack is intended to provide an introduction to the skills of

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Keywords: Children, Introduction, Resource, Skills, Working

Working with Children and Young People: A Quick Guide for Frontline Staff

Author: HSE

Publisher: HSE

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Health

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

“Working with Children and Young People: A quick guide for Frontline Staff” aims to support all frontline staff in delivering on this commitment. The guide was developed in consultation with staff, organisations representing young people and of course chi

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Keywords: Children, Guide, HSE, Participatory, Staff, Young People

Working with young people: A national study of youth work provision and policy in contemporary Ireland

Author: F. Powell, M. Geoghegan, M. Scanlon, and K. Swirak

Publisher: Institute for Social Science, University College Cork

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Recreation

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: restricted access

This study provides a context to the provision and policy of Irish youth work. It identified that over 43,000 young people participated in youth work groups across Ireland. Youth cafes emerged as one of the innovative youth programmes that help young peop

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Keywords: Cultures, Free time, Funding, Integrated, Ireland, Lifestyle, Male, Multicultural, Policy, Supports, Young People, Youth cafés, Youth Programmes, Youth Work

World report on violence against children: report of the independent expert for the United Nations Secretary-General’s study on violence against children

Author: Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

Publisher: United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children experiencing domestic violence

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

‘The Study’ is the first comprehensive, global study on all forms of violence against children. It builds on the model of the study on the impact of armed conflict on children, prepared by Graca Machel and presented to the General Assembly in 1996, and fo

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Keywords: Armed Conflict, Children, General Assembly, Global Study, Graca Machel, Health, Impact, Rights Holders, Status, UN, United Nations, Violence, World Health Organization

You could always begin by listening to us: a consultation with children on the EC Communication Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child

Author: Claire Feinstein, Olivia Lind Haldorsson

Publisher: Save the Children

Date: 2007

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

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

Report which presents the process and outcomes of a European wide consultation with children and young people on the European Commission Communication ‘Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child’.

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Keywords:  EU,  European Commission, Children and Young People, Communication, Consultation, Rights of the Child, Strategy

Young People in St. Patrick’s Institution: A Report by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office

Author: Ombudsman for Children Office

Publisher: OCO

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

In accordance with provisions under Section 7 of the 2002 Act, the overall aim of this project has been to conduct a consultation with young people under 18 years of age in St. Patrick’s Institution about their experiences of and perspectives on their liv

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Keywords: 2002 Act, Consultation, Experiences, Lives, Perspectives, Section 7, St. Patrick’s Institution, Young People

Young People on Remand

Author: M. Seymour and M. Butler

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2008

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Justice

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Yes

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

Availability: open access

The aim of this study is to examine the services and supports required by young people to promote greater compliance with the conditions of bail and reduce the use of detention on remand.

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Keywords: Bail, Detention, Remand, Services, Supports, Young People

Young people’s views about their involvement in

Author: Aston, Hermione J. and Lambert, Nathan

Publisher: Educational Psychology in Practice

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: not location-specific

Type of Resource: Methodology

Sector/setting: Other

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: restricted access

This paper reports on research conducted over a two-year period in a large Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in England. Researchers were keen to ascertain the views of young people and EPS members about young people being directly involved in educatio

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Keywords: Attitudes, Culture, Decision-making, Educational, Environment, EPS, Involvement, Systems, Views, Young People

Young People’s Views about Opportunities, Barriers and Supports to Recreation and Leisure.

Author: De Róiste, A. and Dinneen, J.

Publisher: The Stationery Office

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Recreation

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

This study was commissioned in the context of policy development in the field of young people’s recreation and leisure. It set out to determine: What do young Irish people do in their free time; What are the barriers and supports they experience and; What

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Keywords:  Barriers, Aspirations, Free time, Leisure, Policy Development, Recreation, Supports, Young People

Young Voices: Guidelines on HOW to involve children and young people in your work

Author: The National Children’s Office; The Children’s Rights Alliance and The National Youth Council of Ireland

Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2005

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Local government and services

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

Young Voices: Guidelines on How to Involve Children and Young People in Your Work has been prepared with the aim of encouraging agencies and organisations in both the statutory and nonstatutory sectors in Ireland to explore ways in which they can develop

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Keywords: Activities, Children, Culture of Participation Policy-making, Guidelines, Involvement, Pactical Guidance, Planning, Work, Young People, Young Voices

Youth as Researchers Training Manual

Author: Maria Campbell, Danielle Kennan, Keith Egan, Chloe Greene, Pat Dolan

Publisher: UNESCO

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: National

Type of Resource: Other

Sector/setting: Researchers training

Vulnerable groups: None

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Other

Availability: Open

The
manual provides a step-by-step guide for young people carrying out a research project and the accompanying workbook is designed to complement the training by suggesting practical tasks
to support the research process.

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Keywords: Guide, Manual, project, Research, Training, Young People

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

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)

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Unspecified/ not applicable

Type of participation: Documenting participation

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

Youth Cafes in Ireland. A Best Practice Guide.

Author: Various

Publisher: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Recreation

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

This research on Youth Cafés in Ireland – A Best Practice Guide was

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Keywords:  OMCYA, Best Practice, Guide, Ireland, National Children’s, Youth cafés

Youth Participation in the Republic of Ireland

Author: Pat Leahy and Paul Burgess

Publisher: Youth Work Ireland Cork

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

Type of Resource: Academic

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? No

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: open access

This report is a literary analysis of young people’s participation in civil society in contemporary Ireland. Following a brief review of the concept of social capital in an Irish context the report is structured into four main sections; Individualization,

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Keywords:  European Commission, Actor, Civil Society, Culture, Individualization, Ireland, Learning, Participation, Policy, Social Capital, Social Change., Young People, Youth

Youth Participation Policy – Making Our Beliefs Real

Author: Youth Work Ireland

Publisher: Irish Youth Work Press

Date: 2010

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

Sector/setting: Other

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

This policy position sets out Youth Work Ireland’s commitment to advocating for the right of young people to be heard in decision-making within their own lives, within Youth Work Ireland, within the Irish Youth Work Sector, within their communities and in

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Keywords: Advocating, Decision-making, Ireland, Policy, Right, Young People, Youth Work

Youth Participation Policy: making our beliefs real

Author: Youth Work Ireland

Publisher: Irish Youth Work Press

Date: 2010

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

Availability: open access

This policy contains Youth Work Ireland’s position on what youth participation means within their organisation, their principles of youth participation, their vision of youth participation and commitment to organisationsal and societal change to achieve g

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Keywords: Participation, Societal Change, Youth Work Ireland

Youth Work Act 2001

Author: Government of Ireland

Publisher: Office of the Attorney General

Date: 2001

Geographic Coverage: Ireland

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

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