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

Training Course: Meaningful Child and Youth Participation in Public Decision-Making


This self-led course aims to refresh adults’ knowledge of policy and their role as duty bearers to uphold children’s rights. This course is aimed at public decision makers and professionals working for and with children and young people. 

Announcement: New Members Area on the Website!


We are delighted to announce that we have introduced a new and exciting feature to our Website especially for "Members only". Members will be able to post words, images and links and become connected with others in the network via Padlet.

Sign up to our Collaborative Network to gain access to this feature now!

Event: Save the Children UK – Learning Network Event, Young Children’s Voice


This event hosted by Save the Children will explore the core principles and considerations when listening to the voices of babies and young children and will include presnetations from Rhona Matheson (the Chief Executive of Starcatchers), Dr Steffi Keir and Dr Lorna Arnott. This event will take place on Thursday 30th November 2023

Events: The Observatory on Human Rights of Children, Annual Lecture on Children's Rights.


Sign up here to attend the Observatory on Human Rights of Children’s annual lecture on Children’s Rights. This year's lecture will be presented by Professor Ann Skelton and will reflect on how decentralised government and public authorities can act as 'disruptors for change' and as catalysts for progress on children's rights. The event will take place on Wednesday 29th November 2023

Blog: Power of Inquiry - Adopting a Culture of Practitioner Research and Evidence-Informed Practice


A blog from Research Assistant Jacqui Lewis on how we can contribute to a culture whereby we listen authentically to children, families and staff in schools by conducting practioner led research 

European Early Childhood Education Research Association


The Children’s Particiption in Schools project has recently presented at the 2023 European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

Training course: Child Rights and why they matter


This online training course from UNICEF will teach you about the UNCRC or refresh your understanding so you can apply a child rights approach to everyday work and life

Children's Human Rights - An Interdisciplinary Introduction


Follow the link to enroll on this multi-disciplinary course where you will gain insight on critical issues relating to children’s rights. 

Course: Children's Rights & Participation for Young People Aged 11-25


This free, Welsh Government-funded training course will benefit smaller organisations to offer their staff training. Attendees will benefit by gaining a firm grounding in theory and practice. They will also acquire practical techniques to increase young people’s participation in their work

Course: Children’s Rights and Participation for Children Under 11


This free Welsh Government-funded training course will set out the theoretical and legislative framework for children’s participation that can be used directly with children. 

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