Strengthening the capacity of professionals in the EU to fulfil the rights of vulnerable children

Author: Coram International
Categories: Awareness-raising, General principles, Incorporation, Respect for the views of the child and Training

8th August 2017

Unlocking Children's Rights is an innovative training resource, which has been successfully piloted across Europe.

This project is co-funded by the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme of the European Union and part funded by the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust and involves partners from ten European countries:

Coram Children's Legal Centre and Coram Voice from the UK, FICE Bulgaria, Czech Helsinki Committee, the University College Cork, Children of Slovakia Foundation, Estonian Centre for Human Rights, European Roma Rights Centre (Hungary), Fondazione L'Albero della Vita (Italy), Empowering Children Foundation (Poland), Social Educational Action (Greece), and FCYA Hungary.

International standards, and many national laws, recognise that children and young people have a right to express their views - and to have their wishes and feelings reflected in decisions affecting them.

Unlocking Children's Rights is an innovative training resource, which has been successfully piloted across Europe. It enables professionals and practitioners working with children to:

- Strengthen their skills and knowledge of children's rights
- Enable children and young people to express their views
- Communicate effectively and sensitively with children and young people in a professional context
- Ensure children participate meaningfully in decisions affecting them

The modules are all available for download below and are:
- Module 1: Introduction to child rights
- Module 2: Introduction to child development and communication
- Module 3: Communication skills
- Module 4: The child-friendly justice guidelines