What is a Children’s Right Approach

The principles of a Children’s Rights Approach are:

1.Embedding children’s rights – putting children’s rights at the core of planning and service delivery

2. Equality and non-discrimination – ensuring that every child has an equal opportunity to be the best they can be

3. Empowering children – enhancing children’s capabilities as individuals so they’re better able to take advantage of rights, and engage with and hold accountable the institutions and individuals that affect their lives

4. Participation – listening to children and taking their views meaningfully into account

5. Accountability – authorities should be accountable to children for decisions and actions that affect their lives