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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Effective children's participation in social dialogue

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Research reports & papers
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Bray, Rachel
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All children – even very young children – are able to express their views and share opinions and ideas. And the best way to find out what is best for children is to listen to them and learn about their lives. Children need to be actively involved in decisions that affect their lives and the community where they live, so that adults and children can work together to make sure the right decisions are taken. Talking to children also helps governments provide services that truly meet children’s needs. Participation helps children develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to take action and solve problems in their homes and their communities. By working together, adults and children can help build a just and democratic society where everybody is treated equally.