Stay informed about the latest news related to young children's participation in education. This section includes news articles, press releases, and event announcements. Please keep in mind that the views and endorsements expressed in these news items may not necessarily align with our project's perspectives.

Latest News & Events

Project Publication: Participative rights in Welsh primary schools: Unpicking the policy rhetoric


Our very first project publication 'Participative rights in Welsh primary schools: Unpicking the policy rhetoric' is now live! Read here

New Blog: Reflections on Year 1 of the Children’s Participation in Schools project


Check out this new blog from PI Sarah Chicken, reflecting on the first year of the project. You can also find this in our Resources section too!

Event: Amplifying Research Voices & Highlighting Young Children in Emergency Settings: South Asia


This event, hosted by the Moving Minds Alliance’s Research Forum will take place on April 4th and will showcase emerging research on children and families effected by crisis and conflict in South Asia.

Children’s Commissioner for Wales Newsletter March 2024


Check out the March edition of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ monthly newsletter. This month covers: a promise to care experienced young people, feedback from the rights conference held in Port Talbot, a response to the Learner Travel Review and a call for recruitment for their Audit Committee. 

Education Wales: Updates for the Curriculum for Wales guidance


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....


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


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. 

Children in Wales: 30th Anniversary Celebration Event


This event, held in the Neuadd in the Senedd, celebrates 30 years of Children in Wales. This event will also see the launch of a celebratory book, ‘Pause, Play, Fast-Forward: The Journey of Children in Wales’ which has been written by a group of young volunteers.  

Event: Children's Participation in Schools Symposium


You are invited to a seminar where we will present our findings from the first phase of this exciting ESRC-funded research project, where we explored: 
- a critical analysis of the position of teachers in Wales regarding children’s participative rights in education, and 
- how students in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) are prepared for this responsibility. 
Join us to find out more and discuss the implications of this phase of the research, as well as hear about the second phase in which we are working with schools across Wales to explore the pedagogical implications of children’s participation. 
This online event is on: Thursday 18th January from 3.30 – 5pm

New call on the rights of the child – European Commission funded


The 2024 call on the rights of the child is now open until 26th March 2024. The call covers four main priorities: 
Children's mental health, embedding a rights of the child perspective in actions at national and local level, children’s engagement and participation and understanding democratic rights, which starts in childhood.  

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