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#345 The role of parents in exercising the participatory rights of the child


Coresponding author's contact details

First name Davorka Middle name Last name Osmak-Franjić
Title Ms Organization / Institution Ombudsman for Children of the Republic of Croatia Department n/a
Address Teslina 10 Postal / Zip code 10000 Country HR
E-Mail Hidden Phone number Hidden Presenting author Yes

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Abstract

Abstract title

The role of parents in exercising the participatory rights of the child

Abstract text

The right of the child to participate is one of the fundamental principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. According to Article 12 “States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child,…” Adults have a very important role in creating conditions for the realization of children's participatory rights, in all areas of the child's life (in the family, educational institutions, organizations dealing with the protection and promotion of children's rights, the local community, national and international level). The responsibility of adults is to create an atmosphere in which the child will feel that his or her participation is welcome, safe and voluntary for the child, and that adults are genuinely interested in hearing what the child has to say. Their responsibility is to give feedback to the children on how their participation has influenced any outcomes. In the presentation, we will discuss the role and contribution of parents in exercising the participatory rights of members of the Network of Young Advisors to the Ombudsman for Children of the Republic of Croatia - a standing advisory body to the Ombudsman for Children consisting of 20 children aged 12 to 18. We will also address the role that parents can play in situations where children are invited to participate in research aimed at gaining a better insight into the way children exercise their rights.

Conference topic

Panel no. 75 - Legacies and Next Generation Parenting

Preferred format

Oral

Abstract Review

This abstract was reviewed on 2020-12-30 11:00h by eadelale

Reviewer decision

Accepted