Child Participation Accessment Tool: How we did this in Czech Republic
To verify the CPAT indicators, we used research of laws, manuals, organized focus groups for children and adults, addressed the child and adult population through a questionnaire survey.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
We wanted to find out how the Czech Republic is doing in terms of children's participation.
Focusing on cooperation with children and adults who work with children and ask them questions about how children are listened to and taken seriously.
We connected with children and youth through our partner organizations
We have put together a team of people who have been involved in children's participation and the protection of children's rights.
We have organized workshops and consultations with experts to identify issues and choose priorities.
We tried to listen to the children, youth and experts as much as possible
We found out important shortcomings in the child care system.
After each event, we asked the children for feedback.
We have a better idea of how to strengthen children's participation and what activities to focus on. The children gave feedback because their involvement in the project, they feel that they are listened to more.