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Little Voices-Shout Out Survey

The Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People is a collaborative project with international, national and local partners. It provides a forum for research, debate, education and knowledge exchange on human rights of children and young people, working for realisation of human rights through policy, practice, advocacy and law reform.


Our Lleisiau Bach Little Voices project provides support for children and young people to carry out research within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and to advocate for change informed by their research. Children aged 7-11 in Wales have submitted their own report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for the first time in the Geneva pre-sessional hearings in October 2015. Additionally children have carried out their own research projects within the framework of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, advocating for change informed by their research which has delivered results and impact in the children’s own communities.



In response to the UN committee’s concluding observations (2016) the Little Voices-Shout OUT Surveydesigned by children will research topics exploring the realisation of children and young people’s access to rights in Wales.


We are asking your school to run the survey with your pupils.

For every school that participates you will be entered into a draw to win a FREE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY on the Children as Researchers method. Using this method children can learn about their issues, and develop skills in research and consultation, but they also take their recommendations to people in their schools and wider community who can help make the changes happen.  This can provide the possibility of positive change from small adjustments within schools, for example in relation to play or the physical environment, to potentially far-reaching changes in policy and practice.

There will also be a £100 AMAZON VOUCHER for the winner!


Please use the following link to direct pupils to participate in the survey:



Many thanks and good luck for the draw!

For further information please contact:

Helen Dale h.dale@swansea.ac.uk (South Wales)

Arwyn Roberts a.b.roberts@bangor.ac.uk (North Wales)

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