Guidelines for Children's Participation in Humanitarian Programming

Save the Children is a leading international organisation working to increase fulfilment of children’s rights. The organisation has a dual mandate to respond to emergencies as a humanitarian agency, while also supporting longer-term development programming. These guidelines have been developed to support humanitarian managers and field staff in applying meaningful and safe children’s participation in different stages of the humanitarian programme response. Children’s participation (UNCRC article 12, a child’s right to be heard) is a principle of rights-based programming. This principle of participation is also reaffirmed in other humanitarian standards including HAP, Sphere and the humanitarian Code of Conduct.

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Save the Children

Authored by

Claire O’Kane


Child Protection
Human Rights and Children's Rights