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Participation des enfants

CHILD PARTICIPATION

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The participation of children in the light of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child is necessary for "living together". The aim is to place the child as an actor as soon as a decision concerns him/her.

 

« States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child ». 

 

However, the Committee on the Rights of the Child keeps reminding States that children's participation is not a given and efforts must be made:

« (The Committee) Recommends that the State party establish systems and/or procedures for the participation of children, the training of social workers and administrative or court authorities, and the provision of support by a professional ».

WHAT DOES THE IDE DO?

CHILDREN'S INVOLVEMENT
IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE

Strengthening the participation mechanisms of children, through assemblies based on the most inclusive representation possible in terms of age, gender, and social background.

HEARING THE CHILD
IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS

Application of guidelines established by the Economic and Social Council, to harmonize the methods of considering the voice of the child, by the different professionals involved.

THE PURPOSE OF
EXECUTIVE INVOLVEMENT

Sharing working methods adapted to all childcare professionals, where children become the heart of the decision making process.

 

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