Practice Standards in Children’s Participation

The what, why, and how of each of Save the Children’s child participation practice standards. The primary purpose of these practice standards is to ensure consistent high quality child participation practice throughout Save the Children’s programmes. They aim to provide a framework that gives guidance and direction first and foremost to field staff in continuously improving their participatory practice. This final set of standards is based on feedback and consultations with Save the Children staff, partner organisations and children in various countries and community settings. They can be used in a variety of ways: – to help understand what ‘meaningful participation’ looks like; – to improve individual or organisational performance in children’s participation; to assess the quality of participation as part of a retrospective evaluation; and – to identify skills or knowledge gaps and develop appropriate training.