New manual guides human rights-framed engagement with children

The Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University celebrates the publication of the Lleisau Bach Little Voices Training Manual.

Informed by our Big Lottery-funded projects, Little Voices Shouting Out 2014 - 2017 and Little Voices Being Heard 2017 - 2020, the manual provides a step by step guide to human rights-framed engagement with children as researchers and co-producers of change. It includes specimen materials and session plans that can be adapted to suit the needs of children and groups of all ages and diverse needs. 

Lleisiau Bach Little Voices has worked with dozens of teams of children to develop their knowledge and skills for research and advocacy, and to produce real change in their organisations and communities, as well as a 'world-first' child-led research report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

Children's human rights are a key focus to the School of Law, as reflected on by Hillary Rodham Clinton in her recent visit to the University: 'As we take on the vital task of transforming the position of children within society, we can’t just work on behalf of children; we have to work with children and young people. Young people must be given the opportunity to stand up, their voices to be heard, advocating for their own rights'.

We welcome enquiries from groups and individuals wishing to learn more about our methods and projects, or wishing to work with us on a project. In 2018 we will hold FREE training days in different locations in Wales and will continue to deliver local and national research projects. For more information, contact Helen Dale or Arwyn Roberts. 

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