Realising children's rights

This exciting Summer School will focus on how children’s rights are given effect in practice, and the realisation of children’s rights through public policy and the practices of public services and organisations that impact on children’s lives.

The Summer School will focus on the application of research knowledge to the real world, on developing understanding of the theory and practice of children’s rights, and on supporting implementation through practices that embed children’s rights thinking and children’s participation in decision-making.

We encourage applications from those working in the field of children’s rights or children’s services in the public or NGO sectors, as well as students and researchers in human rights who wish to make a difference in these areas.

Overview

Start date 3rd September 2018

Duration 5 days

Venue Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Number of participants 20

How to apply All applicants should complete the Application Form and Personal Statement

Return Application Form and Personal Statement to colc-crss@swansea.ac.uk

Apply by 15th June 2018

Aimed at

  • Practitioners working in the NGO sector in the field of children’s rights or children’s services
  • Those working in the public sector in the field of children’s rights or children’s services
  • Advance students intending to work in one of the above sectors

Undergraduate students will not normally be accepted unless they have significant work experience in the field.

Fees and Scholarships

The summer school would normally cost £500, but we are giving all successful applicants a fee waiver scholarship to cover the full fee. You will need to pay a deposit of £100 if you are offered a place, which is refundable on attendance.

Details of how to pay the deposit will be provided.

An additional 10 full scholarships are available which also include:

  • The £500 course cost
  • Accommodation (5 nights)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Up to £500 contribution toward travel costs

Applying for Scholarships Information on how to apply is given on the Application Form.

 

The Summer School is run by the  at Swansea University, UK, in partnership with the Centre for Children’s Rights Queen’s University, UK, the Child Rights Knowledge Centre Ghent, Belgium and the European Children’s Rights Unit Liverpool University, UK.

 

About the Summer School

The school will focus on the practical objective of realising children’s rights through public policy and the practices of public services and authorities, and other organisations that impact on children’s lives. It will seek to promote and facilitate interaction between research and practice, drawing on real world experiences of children’s rights implementation. The aim is to develop an enriched understanding of the theory and practice of children’s rights. It will support implementation through dissemination of knowledge and practices that embed children’s rights and children’s participation in decision-making, and which contribute toward holding duty-bearers to account for decisions and actions in relation to children. The school will seek to promote children’s rights as levers of change, to strengthen the position of children and young people in society. 

The teaching philosophy would seek to emphasise participatory and experiential learning and practical outcomes for participants. With this in mind the Summer School would be prioritise teaching through workshops, group learning and shared experience, and practical exercises.

Working Language

The working language for the Summer School is English. You will be expected to have a good level of English.

Visas

If you require a Visa to enter the UK you will be expected to make your own arrangements (if you receive an offer we will provide confirmation of your place at the Summer School).

Programme

DAY 1 AM

Enrolment, introductions etc

Introduction to a  children’s rights approach (CRA)

DAY 1 PM

CRA concept workshop

CRA concept workshop

DAY 2 AM

CRA methods

Interdisciplinary perspectives

DAY 2 PM

Interdisciplinary perspectives

Contextualising children’s rights

DAY 3 AM

CRA research and consultation

CRA research and consultation

DAY 3 PM

Embedding rights in law, policy and practice

Child friendly justice

DAY 4 AM

Thematic* workshop 1

Thematic workshop 2

DAY 4 PM

Thematic workshop 3

Thematic workshop 4

DAY 5 AM

Reflections and lessons learned – What we will take away

Close

 

*Thematic, days 4 and 5 will refer to particular policy themes, e.g asylum, child protection.

At the end of each day there will be ½ hour of interactive group discussion on the day’s  learning.

Summer School Faculty

The Summer School faculty will include experts in children’s rights theory and practice. We encourage you to follow the links below to find out more about our faculty: 

Applications

  1. Complete the required information on the Application Form and Personal Statement
  2. Email the completed document to colc-crss@swansea.ac.uk
  3. Submit your application before 15th June 2018.
  4. Successful applicants will be notified on or before 31st June 2018

Fees and Scholarships

We encourage applications from those working in the NGO sector and the public sector.

The summer school would normally cost £500, but we are giving all successful applicants a fee waiver scholarship to cover the full fee. You will need to pay a deposit of £100 if you are offered a place, which is refundable on attendance.

Details of how to pay the deposit will be provided.

An additional 10 full scholarships are available which also include:

  • The £500 course cost
  • Accommodation (5 nights)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Up to £500 contribution toward travel costs