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The aim of child-centred design is for children’s rights, experiences, feelings, and ideas to be at the heart of decision making with respect to diverse scenarios (i.e., environmental, social, political). The impetus for child-centred design stems from the inclusion of children’s rights within the international rights framework. This entry focuses on child-centred design, its origins, and how children’s voices, experiences, and ideas are integrated into decision making in different contexts and forums. The benefits and challenges of child-centred design are also considered. Child-centred design is crucial in the development of policy and practice and a significant consideration in children and childhood studies.

Children’s Rights

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all children everywhere have the right to participate in decisions that affect ...

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