IJCC Video 4: Children’s participation: what it is and why it matters
From Chung-Yan Kong
Improving Justice in Child Contact is a project exploring child contact decisions in families affected by domestic abuse. It is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). Child contact is understood to be the systems and court processes which decide whether and how a child sees a parent that they are not living with.
It is a partnership project across Bulgaria, Cyprus, Portugal, Romania and Scotland.
Sue McKeller, Scottish Women’s Aid, recorded this this video (in English) with Professor Kay Tisdall, University of Edinburgh. Both of them are from the Scotland team of the IJCC project.This video aims to introduce to a wide audience the idea that children have rights (!), and views and can be supported to express these. The key message being highlighted is that 'it’s adults who need to change!'