This toolkit was produced as part of the Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) project, which ran from November 2018 – January 2021.
The toolkit complements wider resources on rights-centred participation of children through focusing on participation in the context of child contact and domestic violence. It aims to use the learning and best practice from the IJCC project to support women’s and children’s rights organisations across Europe to undertake initiatives to support children’s participation relating to child contact and domestic violence
The toolkit is divided into four sections.
Section 1 provides an overview of the key issues relating to child contact systems in the context of domestic violence. It highlights the similarities and differences experienced across the IJCC project partner countries.
Section 2 sets out general considerations for organisations to think about when adapting participation models to their context, including what needs to be in place before undertaking such initiatives.
Section 3 focuses on the process of participation in the context of child contact and domestic violence, using the IJCC participation models to provide practical steps and tools for taking a rights-based approach.
Lastly, section 4 focuses on using the outputs of participation to influence change in the context of child contact and domestic violence, including how to ensure children are active partners in speaking to power.
Photo: Minister for Community Safety, Ash Denham, meeting with Yello! to discuss the Children (Scotland) Bill .
Credit: IJCC project