Is this London nursery the future for childcare?
The availability of affordable, high quality childcare is a major challenge for both families and government. In this extract from the Guardian, Juliet Rix investigates why an innovative community nursery in East London is attracting the interest... Read more
EU guide to investing in children produced in child-friendly formatEurochild has produced a child-friendly resource to explain the EU’s recommendations on investing in children, which was originally produced by the European Commission. The child friendly version of the recommendations uses accessible, colourful visual images and clear... Read more
Children’s Commissioner calls for ‘digital citizenship’ classesA new report from the Children’s Commissioner for England says that children need to have more control over their digital lives. She calls for a digital ombudsman and for classes in school that would teach... Read more
Youth services in London cut by £22mYouth services in London have had £22m cut from their budgets and lost more than a third of their staff over the last five years, according to figures provided to the Green Party. A series of Freedom... Read more
UN ‘chronically underfunded’ to tackle crimes against children – Save the ChildrenThe United Nations-led mechanism for monitoring crimes against children was “chronically underfunded”, the group’s head has said in a speech highly critical of European governments. The head of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt has demanded increased... Read more
Disabled and refugee children have the right to play tooChildren’s right to play is universal, but often overlooked. This is especially true for refugee children. When they are also disabled, the neglect of this essential human right – so important for children trying to... Read more
Unaccompanied child migrants to Italy doubled in 2016, says UNICEFSome 25,800 unaccompanied minor migrants reached Italy in 2016, more than double the figure of 2015, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said. The figure represented more than 90 per cent of a total of 28,200... Read more
A good way to measure a city is how well it treats its childrenCould progress towards more child friendly cities be better achieved if municipalities were more willing to learn from one another? Alexander Starritt explores how some innovation and good practice in things like participation could have universal... Read more
Working with the youth of ViennaThe host city for the next Child in the City conference, Vienna has a children and youth service that aims to match the best in the world. Here, Bettina Schwarzmayr, of WienXtra, describes its distinctive qualities... Read more
Building the asthma-friendly school gardenFor the many children who have asthma, the typical schoolyard is not a friendly place. Most school gardens have pollen-producing male clonal shrubs, trees and many other plants that can provoke asthma attacks. Here, Peter... Read more
Parents anxious about neighbourhoods restrict children’s outdoor play, finds new studyA study conducted by LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health has been greeted in the US as the country’s first serious research to find that parents who are concerned about the safety and... Read more
Why are Dutch children the world’s happiest?Following UNICEF’s (2013) report of children’s wellbeing indicators for the world’s richest nations placed the Netherlands at the top of the list, a new book by two immigrant mothers explores what it is about growing... Read more
Young people focus their lens on climate changeIn this second part of her article about youth campaigning for climate action, Victoria Derr looks at the key role of film-making arts in both empowering young people and providing an effective medium for their... Read more
Rights made accessible for all children in WalesThe children’s commissioner for Wales has launched a new resource to enable children of all ages and abilities to understand their rights. The Welsh Campaign News reporter Carys Thomas reports. A new resource, launched by children’s... Read more
Muslim girls must attend mixed swimming lessons, says ECHRThe European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Swiss authorities did not violate the right to freedom of religion in rejecting parents’ request for their children’s exemption from mixed-sex swimming lessons. The Guardian’s Jennifer Rankin reports... Read more
‘Bonfire of children’s rights’ opposed by UK campaign groupsA Bill described as “a bonfire of child protection rights”, which would let local authorities opt out of key legal duties to children, was being debated by the UK Parliament on Tuesday, 10th January. This BBC... Read more
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Twitter
Lab van Troje, a local non-profit organization in Ghent, Belgium is preparing a fourth generation of ‘Living Streets’: an experimental project that invites citizens to conceive and implement more sustainable and livable solutions for the... Read more
Interview with the City of Ghent’s children’s ambassador, Elke Decruynaere
Elke Decruynaere, the Alderwoman of Education, Upbringing and Youth for Ghent, which is...
Giving children a voice in adult elections
During the last municipal elections for Sassari, in Sardinia, Italy, children played an...
An information guide for designing outdoor play spaces
The 7 C’s of Young Children’s Outdoor Play Spaces is an information guide...
The City of Ghent’s strategic plan to be a child and youth-friendly city
With more than 250.000 inhabitants, Ghent is the 3rd largest city of Belgium....