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Thomas, N 2012, 'Children’s participation: challenges for research and practice' paper presented to Children’s participation: challenges for research and practice: Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University and the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Seminar, Lismore, NSW, 28 February


In this seminar Nigel Thomas reflects on twenty years of research and practice in children and young people’s participation in decision-making, taking in both individual participation in private matters and collective participation in public affairs. Two decades on from the near-universal ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is a good time to consider what has been learned from the experience of implementing Article 12 of the Convention, and how that learning can contribute to an understanding of the place of children and young people in society.

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