Children's Rights are Human Rights

The Observatory on Children’s Human Rights supports research with children within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

With funding from Big Lottery People and Places, between 2014 and 2020 the Observatory’s Lleisiau Bach Little Voices team will have conducted over 100 local projects with children and young people as researchers.  The team also delivers training in research with children and provides support for researchers and others who want to engage children in their work. 

The Children as Researchers online training manual is here and the Little Voices Shouting Out Final Report on 2014–2017 projects here.

Students can learn about human rights-based approaches to research with children, how it contrasts with other approaches to research, and about its implications for professionals whose work engages with or affects children, by taking the 20-credit module ‘Research with Children’ offered by Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.Students undertaking the module will:

  • Work together and with the Observatory to develop a participative research project;
  • Learn tools and techniques for participative engagement with people of all ages;
  • Practise and improve their interpersonal skills, client care approaches and service delivery abilities

Professionals and others who work with or whose work affects children can attend training in the Children as Researchers methodology and can join the Children as Researchers Network.

Schools and Community Groups interested in working with the Lleisiau Bach Little Voices team or considering how they may benefit from Children as Researchers, please get in touch: H.Dale@swansea.ac.uk