Global Child Forum

Children's Participation in Business

May 2020

Children’s Participation in Business

Exploring the business case and providing practical guidance from a corporate perspective.

From autumn 2019 to autumn 2020, a research project with the aim of developing a better understanding of current business practices of children’s participation is being undertaken.

This project is led by Tara Collins, Associate Professor at the School of Child and Youth Care (Ryerson University) and Kay Tisdall, Professor of Childhood Policy (University of Edinburgh) jointly. The end product of the project will be a resource to introduce and explain principles, concepts and practical considerations, in order to fill gaps in understanding and the practices of children’s participation in business (due autumn 2020).

This project originates in the Global Child Forum Pledge, initiated at the Global Forum 2018. It is also a follow-on from the December 2018 Roundtable on Children’s Participation.

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Children's Participation webinar series

WEBINAR I: Children´s participation in business decision-making

WEBINAR II: Children’s participation in business decision-making (Safeguarding aspects)

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Children's Participation Guide