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Summer School: Children’s Rights-Based Participation at the Centre for Children’s Rights

1 June 2016 9:00AM - 3 June 2016 5:00PM

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast is hosting a three day summer school on children’s rights-based participation. The Centre’s expertise and pioneering rights-based approach to research has been much in demand from international agencies and academics. This course will provide those interested in developing their skills in this area with an opportunity to network and learn with and from others interested in this approach.

The Centre’s Director and Deputy Director, Professor Laura Lundy and Lesley Emerson, have developed a pioneering approach to children rights-based research and consultation, implementing it at local, national and international levels. Staff have conducted consultations for and/or provided training on child participation to bodies such as:

  • the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Child Rights Connect
  • Plan International and
  • the Council of Europe Children’s Rights Unit.

Drawing on this expertise, the summer school has been designed for all those who would like a better understanding of the theory and practice of children’s right to participation.

Speakers include a range of international child rights scholars based at the Centre, including Professor David Archard, Dr Bronagh Byrne and Dr Karen Winter as well as child participation experts Gerison Lansdown and Anne O Donnell (Head of Citizen Participation at the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs).

Topics to be covered include:

  • working with children’s advisory groups;
  • child-led consultation;
  • developing online questionnaires;
  • ethics and child protection;
  • working with young children and those with learning disabilities;
  • employing new technologies;
  • convincing duty-bearers;
  • and writing ‘child-friendly’ documentation.

The sessions will be practical and participatory.

Course fees: £300. The closing date for registration is Thursday 12 May 2016.

Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility delegates. Attendees will also be responsible for obtaining their own visas. Lunch will be provided and there will be a social event with dinner on 2 June.

Please register via this Worldpay link: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/crbp/index.php


Venue: Training Room 7, The Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast
Booking info: Course fees: The course fee is £300. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of delegates. Attendees will also be responsible for obtaining their own visas. Lunch will be provided and there will be a social event with dinner on 2 June.
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