‘7 Golden Rules for Participation’ update

Date: 7th April 2016
Category: General measures of implementation
Author: CYPCS

The Commissioner's Office has redesigned its Golden Rules pack for children, with the addition of a new pack designed for work with young people.

About the Golden Rules

The Golden Rules aims to help adults who work with children or young people to:

- become aware of children and young people's right to meaningful participation under Article 12 of the UNCRC;

- understand the right to meaningful participation;

- understand the values and principles underlying good practice in participation.

Rules can be used:

- to build confidence, enable planning and inform practice

- to assess the progress and quality of practice centred on children's rights,

- to help children and young people understand their right to participation, and

- as a child centred planning and evaluation tool.

The Golden Rules pack for children has been given a redesign, and continues to feature art from Graham Ogilvie of Ogilvie Design.

The Commissioner's Office have also created a new version of the pack for work with young people. This new pack features drawings from Charlotte Duffy of Waste of Paint Productions, who young people from Fife Youth Arts Hub chose to illustrate the rules.

Both packs can help adults to learn about children and young people's participation rights, and about how to make sure these are respected.

A young people's toolkit for use with the Golden Rules will be produced soon.