This guide shares ideas and tools that can help organisations in their work with children. These are described within a project cycle framework to help organisations to integrate child participation into their planning. It can be used alongside Project cycle management – a Roots guide.
A definition of child participation is ‘children influencing issues affecting their lives, by speaking out or taking action in partnership with adults’.
Children are people with dignity. Their views should be listened to and respected in the same way as those of adults. Their participation can enable development projects to meet the needs of all in the community.