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Child participation – a Roots guide

Helps organisations integrate children into their project planning

2004 Available in English, French, Arabic, Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian

A family sit outside their tent in Bangladesh.

A family sit outside their tent in Bangladesh. Photo: Ralph Hodgson/Tearfund

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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.

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