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