This event is hosted by the the University of Edinburgh.
Webinar: Children and Young people’s participation is not a project, it’s a right!
Monday 2 November
2.00 – 4.00pm GMT
This webinar shares how children and young people can contribute to legal decisions about child contact, in the context of domestic violence. Based on the 5 country project Improving Justice in Child Contact, the webinar will present and discuss how children and young people, who have experienced domestic violence, can provide their opinions and knowledge to improve systems and processes.
Guest speakers from Portugal and Scotland will present, including young people who have engaged in the IJCC participation projects. The webinar will be presented in English, with discussion groups available in English, Bulgarian, Greek, Portuguese, and Romanian.
The seminar will be pertinent to those who work in the children and young people’s participation field. It will interest people who work directly with children and young people who experience domestic violence:
- in a legal context (public prosecutors, judges, lawyers)
- in social services (support centres for victims of domestic violence, shelters, supervised visits’ centres, support teams to the courts, local committees for protection of children and young people’s rights)
- in Children’s and Women’s Rights sectors and those who work with women and their children.