As well as speaking with over 30 children and many adult stakeholders about necessary changes to the Charter of Rights, the Guardian invited Charter Champions to have a say via an online survey. There were many specific observations made by respondents to the survey which you can read in the survey report at the link below. The general thrust of comments was very similar to those from other sources, such as:
- the content of the Charter and the way it was expressed were pretty much OK with some minor wording changes
- there was need for more age/literacy level relevant material explaining rights to children
- there was a great need for tools and materials for workers, carers and others to discuss rights with children
- there was a need for more education material to assist individuals to learn and organisations to inform staff how to make use of the rights in their work with children.
Many thanks to the Charter Champions who were able to contribute and especially to those who offered to be beta testers for future Charter materials. We will be in touch!
Download the Charter champions Survey results.