This guide has been developed by the Save the Children CRP-PEN (Child Rights Programming Professional Exchange Network). This guide provides ideas and tools that will enable development and humanitarian workers to put children and their rights at the centre of their programmes.
This child rights programming (CRP) practitioners’ guide will help you apply child rights principles and values at every stage of your programming. It answers many of the “how to” questions that staff and organisations using a CRP approach have raised.
CRP puts children at the centre of your programming. It recognises children as rights-holders and helps you engage them as actors in their own development. It recognises governments as the main duty-bearers in fulfilling children’s rights, and promotes accountability to their citizens. It will ensure your plans and activities are based on four fundamental principles relating to children’s rights: survival and development; non-discrimination; child participation and the best interests of the child.
The guide is designed primarily for people working in humanitarian and development programmes, in a wide range of situations and contexts. It has been written with the needs of senior national programme staff in mind. It also targets organisational decision-makers, policy advisers and programme support staff. And it is relevant to your partner organisations, donors and others with an interest in rights-based approaches and/or children’s rights.
Getting it Right for Children explains how to adapt every stage of the programme cycle so that it works to make children’s rights a reality. It sets out the practical steps you need to take, answers frequently asked questions and addresses real-world constraints and concerns. Case studies throughout show how child rights programming has worked in practice in a variety of settings.