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February 2014

The Child-to-Child Trust invites you to participate in the second edition of the international conference on children's participation: CATS - Children as Actors Transforming Society. The conference is co-hosted by The Trust in partnership with Initiatives of Change and the Universal Education Foundation.

The theme of this year's conference is Young Advocates for Change. We would be delighted to welcome you with delegations of children and young people who have experience of advocacy.

The daily rate (in Swiss Francs) is as follows:

  • Adult: 105CHF
  • Youth (18-25): 63CHF
  • Child (6-17): 50CHF
  • Under 5 years old: free
  • 20% discount on the fees when an adult accompany a child

We are exploring options for funding support but, in the first instance, ask that potential participants approach existing donors to see if they have any resources available to cover the costs of their participation. We have put together information that can help you with this.

Please contact us at ccenquiries@ioe.ac.uk if you require further information.

January 2014

New resources

Child-to-Child and Vulnerable Children

There are large numbers of vulnerable children in many countries of the world, and in many cases they are largely forgotten or ignored, but some organisations have been trying to support these children and improve their lives in various ways. This book considers how Child-to-Child activities can help vulnerable children and gives detailed instructions on a large number of activities to do with them to help improve their lives.

Click here to download the manual

Involving Children in Disaster Risk Management

Although children’s ability to identify, avoid and manage risks is rarely, if ever, recognised, let alone taken into account or developed, children can contribute a great deal to risk management, keeping themselves and other members of their families and communities safe. In this way, they can reduce the impact of disasters and other risks in their lives. However to do so, they need support and capacity building.

This manual describes a series of activities designed to be carried out with children to involve them in avoiding risks and mitigating the consequences of disasters, in order to make children1's and young people’s lives safer and better by:

  • raising awareness of the risks that children encounter in their surroundings;
  • helping children play an active role in reducing the risks and dangers in their lives;
  • helping children learn how to protect themselves.
Click here to download the guide

Child-to-Child: A Training Manual

This volume provides information and training activities for a training workshop during which participants learn how to use the Child-to-Child approach. It has been developed over years of practice using and refining this approach.

Click here to download the mannual

March 2013

School Readiness and Success: A Child-to-Child Approach

The Child-to-Child Trust is organising a seminar titled, School Readiness and Success: A Child-to-Child Approach on 9th May 2013 from 9.00am – 4.00pm. The venue is yet to be confirmed. Keynote speaker is Dame Tessa Jowell.

For more information: Invitation Letter and Seminar Programme

Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS): Making children's participation work

24th -30th July 2013, Caux, Switzerland

The Child-to-Child Trust in partnership with Initiatives of Change is hosting an interactive five day conference on enhancing and improving children's participation. Selected groups of children and young people will actively participate in the conference as participation experts, based upon their experiences of meaningful participation. This event will be of interest to everyone interested in sharing experiences, exploring knowledge and developing a community of practice on rights-based, child participation.

Download the detailed programme.

For more information and online registration visit http://www.caux.iofc.org/en/2013 or contact: coordination-cats@ic-fr.org / g.andretti@ioe.ac.uk.

Children’s Participation Forum

The Child-to-Child Trust manages the INGO Children's Participation Forum which meets quarterly. Aim of the forum: To create a network of practitioners working in participation in international development to improve the quality of participation practice and enhance outcomes for children.

Objectives of the forum:

  • To create a space for shared learning and reflection ; knowledge, management, database, mapping
  • To identify issues of common concern
  • To promote collaboration between members and external, example; partnership works
  • To identify gaps in participation practice and consider develop ways in which these might be addressed
  • To identify training and development needs
  • To develop an advocacy agenda for children’s participation


  • Primary members: International development practitioners working in children’s participation
  • Associate members: academics; UK participation practitioners

If you have any enquires about this forum please contact: ccenquiries@ioe.ac.uk

April 2012

E-Connect Special Edition April 2012 Newsletter

Every Every 3-4 months Connect provides news and features on Child-to-Child activity, to inspire thought and action. If you find it useful, please forward to your colleagues and ask them to sign up.

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March 2012

Help cut children free from sexual exploitation

Cut thCut them free, Barnardo's campaign to cut children free from sexual exploitation, is calling on local politicians to do all they can to tackle this horrific form of abuse. But they need your help - please contact your local politicians today and ask them to join the fight against child sexual exploitation. We're backing Barnardo's campaign call. Will you? Please act now

February 2012

UNICEF to expand Child-to-Child education programme

Child-to-child programme offers education in rural Bangladesh

Children help younger friends and neighbours prepare for primary school in Ethiopia

In DR Congo, child-to-child teaching in pre-school bolsters primary school readiness

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