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About the Project

We are an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research project spanning across four universities with a focus on young children’s participation rights in the lower primary setting. Our research aims to establish teaching practices that embed young children's participative rights in classrooms and schools. We are working with a range of individuals and organisations across the project such as teachers, higher education institutions, professional learning opportunities and of course children. 

On our website you can find out more about all parts of the project, including information on our team, funders, and partners. We are also a centre for all things related to children’s participation in schools, with our resource hub designed to provide valuable information and for those interested in promoting and fostering children's participation rights in educational settings. In addition to the resources, the project also has blogs, vlogs, and podcasts about our research. Please also explore the information about events and news including upcoming training sessions, conferences and webinars in the News section of the website.

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Latest News & Events

Education Wales: Updates for the Curriculum for Wales guidance

12/02/24

This new blog post from Welsh Government lays out the recent updates to the CfW and what this means in practice.

 

Event: Parents Connect Wales – the journey so far....

31/01/24

This webinar, hosted by Children in Wales will see the launch of the Parents Connect online hub – a platform that will provide information and materials to empower parents to share ther views national policy and related matters.  Tickets are free and the webinar will take place on the 27th February between 10-11am. 

New Article: Children in Wales Winter edition

25/01/24

We are pleased to announce our project is featured in the winter edition of the Children in Wales magazine! Follow the link to see our article alongside some other insightful pieces related to children’s issues in Wales. 

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Project Partners

This website was designed for the Children’s Participation in Schools research project; a collaborative project among the University of the West of England, Swansea University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Cardiff Metropolitan University, funded by the Education Research Programme at the Economic Social Research Council.

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