New Guide: How to Write a Child-Friendly Document

Date: 5th October 2023
Category: Access to appropriate information, Civil Rights and Freedoms, General measures of implementation
Author: Save the Children

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Children have a right to seek and receive information about things that affect them, especially about their human rights. To do this properly, content must be produced in a child-friendly way that is accessible, readable and approved by children. This how-to guide by Save the Children shows you how to create child-friendly versions of your work.

This guidance is developed primarily for civil society practitioners wishing to advance children’s rights, to help them develop or guide the development of child friendly information. It aims to show how child participation and civil and political rights can be applied in practice.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recently recommended that the UK and devolved governments ensure access for children to age-appropriate information to facilitate child participation in anything that affects them. More concluding observations can be found here.