Welcome to our Resource Hub for everything related to child participation in schools!

This space is designed to provide valuable information and support to teachers, schools, and students interested in promoting and fostering children's participation rights in educational settings. Here, you will find a wealth of resources including events, news and reports, blogs, vlogs, and podcasts, all centered around the theme of children's participation in schools.

In addition to the resources, our project progress is also shared through engaging formats such as blogs, vlogs, and podcasts. These formats offer dynamic and accessible ways to stay informed about the latest updates and developments in our project, as well as thought-provoking discussions on children's participation rights.

We strive to provide a comprehensive and diverse collection that caters to the needs of parents, educators, policymakers, and researchers. We also encourage you to contribute to our Resource Hub by getting in touch with any resources you would like to share. To access the Resource Hub, simply click on the links in the menu below. 

Publications

Project-specific publications such as posters, reports, and updates give details of our research and provide insights into our methodology and research findings.

Blogs & Vlogs

Stay up to date with our research progress, methodological challenges, and discoveries through our team’s blogs and videos. We also feature relevant blogs and vlogs from other sources to provide a broader perspective.

Information & Reports

Explore a curated collection of information and reports on children's participation, sourced from external organisations. Please note that these resources may not necessarily reflect our project's views or endorsements.

Research

Discover research findings, reports, and studies conducted by other organisations and researchers who focus on children's participation. This section offers diverse perspectives on the topic. Again, please note that these resources may not necessarily reflect our project's views or endorsements.

Latest Resources

Children's right to participate in early childhood education settings: A systematic review

This systematic review explores the ways in which early education research attends to children’s participation.

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‘Voice’ is not enough: conceptualising Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

This paper from Laura Lundy introduces the ‘Lundy Model’ for children and young people’s participation.

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Children and Young People’s Participation: Good Practice guide

This resource from the Welsh Government aimed at practitioners, and anybody who works with children provides best practice guidelines for children’s participation.

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Information & Reports

Debi-Keyte Hartland – Children as Ideas Makers

This TedTalk from Debi Keyte Harding is about ‘Children as Ideas Makers’ where Debi shares her vision for education built around children’s own ideas and enquiries.

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7 Golden rules for participation – Childrens Commission for Scotland

Link to a resource for children produced by the Children’s Commissioner for Scotland on the ‘7 Golden Rules for Participation’. Includes prompts for both children and adults to think about.

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Information & Reports

Listen and Change. A Guide to Children and Young People’s Participation Rights

This is a guide provided by Save the Children on children and young people’s participation rights.

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Information & Reports

Council of Europe – child Participation Rights

A link to the Council of Europe’s section of their website on Children’s Participation.

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Information & Reports

Preschool children’s agency in education for sustainability: the case of Sweden

This research article explores how the revised preschool curriculum in Sweden has encouraged and improved children’s participation and agency in relation to sustainability.

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