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Summit discusses children’s involvement in open government

A session on Children and Young People’s Participation: The Future of Open Government was held at the recent Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in London.

Children share their experiences of poverty

The Children's Society has published a report - Through Young Eyes - in which the views of almost 2000 children aged 10 to 17 years old are given on poverty and their experiences of it.

Government criticised for deterioration in participation rights

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England’s (CRAE) State of Children Rights in England 2013 report reviews the progress made by the Government over the past year in implementing the recommendations made to the UK by the UN Committee on the Right…

Making Ourselves Heard - network for disabled children’s participation rights

Making Ourselves Heard (MOH) works with professionals in the public and voluntary sector to ensure the rights of disabled children are heard. Sign up for regular newsletters.

Share your experience of democratic education

The Phoenix Education Trust (see this month’s Spotlight Interview) is launching an online directory showing what schools, organisations and individuals are doing around the country to pursue democratic education.

Post-riot report highlights young people’s views of community engagement

The Resilience Consortium has interviewed 700 young people between 18 and 24 years who were affected by the riots, to identify their roles and opinions about their communities.

NSPCC calls for trained support for sex abuse witnesses

The NSPCC is calling for the introduction of better access to a registered intermediary who can explain court proceeding to children who are giving evidence at a sex abuse case.

Disabled children talk about their experiences of living with low income

The Children’s Commissioner has published an analysis of disabled children’s experiences of living in low income families. The study consisted of interviews with 79 young disabled people and 17 parents; it is based on eight rights themes.

Cabinet Office publishes guide to encourage young people to vote

The Cabinet Office has published Rock Enrol! a guide created to encourage young people to vote and become engaged in politics. The key aim of the guide is to inspire young people to discuss and debate issues they are concerned about, and consider why…

Victims of childhood abuse say ‘no one listened’

A recent research report by the NSPCC No on noticed, no one heard indicates that many victims of childhood abuse are often ignored, due to disbelief, stigma and inability of competent services to act.

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