Guide for adapting the child-friendly UNCRC

Date: 18th September 2019
Category: Awareness-raising, Training, General measures of implementation
Author: Child Rights Connect


The guide describes why and how stakeholders can work with children to adapt the existing child-friendly version of the UNCRC so that it is understood by the children in the relevant context.

The Guide covers a range of issues, including:

  • skills needed for carrying out the adaptation
  • aspects that make a document child-friendly
  • approaches for involving children in the process of adaptation
  • using the child-friendly version of the UNCRC with children

It also includes useful annexes, such as samples of children’s and parents’/guardians’ consent forms for children’s participation in adapting a child-friendly version of the UNCRC.

This Guide was developed by Queens University Belfast Centre for Children’s Rights, as part of Child Rights Connect’s joint project with UNICEF on its official child-friendly UNCRC.