Participation for Protection Project
‘Participation for Protection’ (P4P) is a European Commission funded project aimed at enhancing child-centred approaches and rights-based supports and treatments for children and young people who experience violence, and for those who work with them to better understand their needs.
The project, led by Dr Siobhan McAlister, Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast included partners from Austria; Belgium; Germany; the Republic of Ireland; Romania; and the UK. Partners included representatives from: Babes-Bolyai University; Children’s Rights Knowledge Centre (KeKi); Include Youth; KU Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC); Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; RheinMain University of Applied Science; UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG; University of Nottingham.
The P4P project aims to enhance awareness of child-centred approaches to children who have experienced violence and provide information on supports and services.
The project is supported by two children and young people’s advisory groups;
- St. Ita’s Primary School, Belfast
- The Give and Take Programme at IncludeYouth and Newstart Education Centre
Link to project website (QUB): http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/participation-for-protection/
Link to young people’s video: https://youtu.be/vTjZGqyWvAM