The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) not only includes the right for children to be protected from violence, it means that children have the right to have their opinions taken into account in matters that affect them, including on the development of child safeguarding measures.
Organisations that do not consult with children to identify child abuse risks or when they are developing or evaluating safeguarding measures are not only failing as duty-bearers, they will inevitably have a less robust child safeguarding framework in place.
The Child Participation in Safeguarding 2022 global summit, taking place from 6 to 8 September, is the first step in a three-year child participation programme developed by Keeping Children Safe.
It will provide a unique platform for practitioners to share experiences, best practices, resources, challenges and successful experiences on how children and young people can participate in developing child safeguarding measures.
Most importantly, it will offer children and young people from across the world an opportunity to put direct questions to practitioners and share their views and experiences of safeguarding.
The Child Participation in Safeguarding 2022 summit aims to better protect children from harm by engaging organisations, governments and networks around the world in child safeguarding and by providing models of good practice on child participation in safeguarding. Join us to learn more about why and how to integrate child participation in child safeguarding. Access tools, resources and the latest research. As well as opportunities to network and share challenges and solutions with child safeguarding practitioners across the world.
During the summit, UEFA and Terre des hommes will host a talk on child participation in safeguarding efforts in football, on 8 September, at 17:30 CET.
Learn more and register here.