Briefing Note 

By Christina Brinco and Tara M. Collins
With the valuable support of the Child Participation Working Group of the
International Child Protection Network of Canada

One of the more significant unifying exercises addressed through the Facilitating Child Participation in International Child Protection Conference, which convened at Ryerson University from October 5th and 6th, 2015, was a discussion on the definition of child and youth participation in relation to the elaboration from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (2009). Plenary presentations discussed ways that NGOs have incorporated children’s participation in their activities. Following conversations about the definition of participation, plenary discussions delved into connecting children’s rights approaches to advance child and youth participation in planning, resolutions to protection, and inadequacies in current models of safeguarding.

Following conversations about the definition of participation, plenary discussions delved into connecting children’s rights approaches to advance child and youth participation in planning, resolutions to protection, and inadequacies in current models of safeguarding.

For the more information, please consult the ICPNC Briefing Note- Child Participation and Safeguarding (October 2016).

If you are interested in learning more about the recommendations arising from
conference discussions, please find here the Facilitating Child Participation in International Protection Summary to access conference materials.

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