Childhood Policy Programme: child-friendly reports

As part of our work on children’s voices and participation in relation to policy, we considered how policies are communicated to children. As well as wanting their needs and views to be central to policy formation, children want policies to be clearly communicated to them. The British Academy has therefore produced two child-friendly booklets as part of the Childhood Policy Programme.

The first of these booklets looks at how children and young people are considered in policymaking, while the second booklet focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people.

Additionally, a graphic aimed at young people summarising the Reframing Childhood report has been produced as part of the programme.

Considering children in policymaking

This booklet summarises some of the themes explored during the first phase of the Childhood Policy Programme. Themes covered include how childhood is defined in policymaking, how policies impact on children, how policymakers consider children’s needs when they make policy, and whether children’s voices are heard in the policymaking process.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and young people

This booklet attempts to convey the main points of the Childhood Policy Programme's workshop on COVID-19 and childhood in an accessible way, while still giving a sufficient amount of detail, and conveying some of the complexity and contradictions of the discussion.

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