CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND PARTICIPATION What does it mean these days?

Children in Wales

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10.30am – 4pm

National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen

This conference will cast a spotlight on our understanding of children’s rights and participation, what it means to children, young people, professionals and academics in Wales in 2016.

Confirmed speakers to date include:
– Dr Jacky Tyrie, Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

who will give an overview of children’s rights and participation in the early years
– Prof Barry Percy-Smith, PhD PGCE, Professor of Childhood Youth and Participatory Practice, University of Huddersfield who has written widely on the subject
– A representative of the Children’s Commissioner’s Super Ambassadors Scheme and local school(s) who have adopted it


We also hope to welcome the new Minister with responsibilities for children and young people, a representative from the health sector.


A Question & Answer session with a panel of speakers will round off the day.
For further details and to reserve your place, please visit our website at:


Exhibition opportunities will also be available at the conference and to reserve a space please send an email to  There will be a cost of £50 for this (in addition to the delegate fee)

COST:      Members £75      Non-members £95

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