A toolkit for monitoring and evaluating children’s participation

Written by children’s rights experts Gerison Lansdown and Claire O’Kane, this toolkit provides a conceptual framework for measuring children’s participation, for analysing its progress in a particular setting and evaluating the scope and quality of participation. It also gives practical tools to gather the information needed to monitor children’s participation.

It can be used by organisations working directly with children, by child- and youth-led organisations, and by governments that are committed to fulfilling their obligations to respect children’s right to participate.

The toolkit consists of 6 booklets:

  • Booklet 1 Introduction
  • Booklet 2: Measuring the creation of a participatory and respectful environment for children
  • Booklet 3: How to measure the scope, quality and outcomes of children’s participation
  • Booklet 4: A 10-step guide to monitoring and evaluating children’s participation
  • Booklet 5: Tools for monitoring and evaluating children’s participation
  • Booklet 6: Children and young people’s experiences, advice and recommendations

To download the leaflet, click here.

Rebuilding Young Lives: Using the Child to Child approach with Children in Difficult Circumstances

This book looks at six different case studies, each with a focus on children in difficult circumstances. From Bhutanese refugee camps to unaccompanied child refugees in Zaire, the issues of partnership working, maintenance of rights and sustainability are explored. The remarkable resilience shown by children coping with disaster and trauma is also discussed.

Children in War: the role of Child to Child activities in the therapy and care of unaccompanied children

This publication looks at the issues facing unaccompanied children and the high vulnerability of their situation. It looks at the systems that can or cannot be put in place to cope and explores the use of Child to Child activities as a means of assisting with such issues as post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD). It also assesses how Child to Child can reduce dependency on expatriate workers and induce sustainability in refugee relief centres.

Child to Child and Children Living in Camps

This book is designed for teachers, health workers, group leaders and others. It illustrates ways in which Child to Child activities can be used to improve the health and well being of children living in camps. Water and sanitation, malaria, disability and preventing accidents are some of the topics covered within in the four chapters.

Supporting Vulnerable Children using the Child to Child approach

There are large numbers of vulnerable children in many countries of the world, and in many cases they are largely forgotten or ignored, but some organisations have been trying to support these children and improve their lives in various ways. This book considers how Child to Child activities can help vulnerable children and gives detailed instructions on a large number of activities to do with them to help improve their lives.

Child to Child Mine Risk Education

This activity booklet provides ideas on helping children be alert to the dangers in mined areas, how to avoid these dangers and how to encourage others to do the same. It is aimed at those planning mine risk education projects for children and for those involved in mine awareness programmes as teachers or trainers.

Involving Children in Disaster Risk Reduction

This manual describes a series of Child to Child activities designed to be carried out with children to involve them in avoiding risks and mitigating the consequences of disasters, in order to make children’s and young people’s lives safer and better by: raising awareness of the risks that children encounter in their surroundings; helping children play an active role in reducing the risks and dangers in their lives; and helping children learn how to protect themselves.

Early Years Children Promote Health

This book includes case studies from projects that use the Child to Child approach to work with children who are 0-5 years old. It also includes activity sheets on 4 health topics (Playing with young children, Understanding Children’s Feelings, A Place to Play, Feeding Young Children) that can be used to work with children in their early years.