The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden disseminates information and educational materials on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and its implementation (the publications are only available for downloading).
Children and Young People’s Experiences of Violent Islamist Extremism
The Ombudsman for children in Sweden has listened to children and young people in order to learn about their experiences of being affected by the problem of people travelling from Sweden to conflict areas for terrorist purposes. We have had qualitative conversations with children and young people who have been affected by these issues in various ways.
Unaccompanied children who disappear in Sweden
In Sweden, 1736 unaccompanied children went missing between January 2014 and October 2017. The Ombudsman for Children has been tasked by the government to find out more about why unaccompained children go missing. The purpose of this repport is to present children's own narratives about why they disappear and how it is to live under these circumstances.
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"We left everything behind" - Voices of children and young people on the move.
Since the autumn of 2015, the Ombudsman for Children has met and listened to 600 children and young people who have arrived in Sweden unaccompanied or as part of a family. The children’s accounts have helped us identify which areas to examine on the basis of the rights that children have under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Our examination shows that there are serious shortcomings. In the report we make four proposals to the government aimed at guaranteeing children on the move their human rights.
Safety and fundamental rights at stake for children on the move
More than 60 million people worldwide are refugees and half of them are children. They are in need of specific protection measures, something all European countries have agreed to by ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. To ensure these children are put on the European agenda, ENOC urgently calls on the European Commission to develop a comprehensive EU action plan for all migrant children.
From the Inside - Children and young people on life in police cells and in remand prisons
The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden has visited a total of 13 police cell blocks and remand prisons around the country, asking open questions about what happens and what a child thinks when he/she is deprived of his/her liberty. In this report we submit proposals for necessary measures to the government.
Young Speakers – A Method for Listening to Children
This material is based on the experiences we gained through our work with the Young Speakers method. For us, the meetings with the children provided a number of highlights and illustrations in real terms when it comes to children being able to speak out, be listened to, and be met with respect.
The Right to Be Heard
The aim of this project was to find ways of communicating children’s and young people’s views to decision-makers in a representative, easy-to-understand manner. The project proposes an information system called the Children Condition Index (CCI). This report describes the method developed during the project and contains statistical results from all participating countries.
A Comprehensible Criminal Trial for Young People
A criminal trial is primarily designed by and for adults. In this publication we present advice, on how a criminal trial can be adapted better to young people’s prerequisites and thereby serve as a pedagogical tool to ensure that young people are given a fair trial. The advice is based on young people’s own experiences.
Prepared for Audits
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a tool for auditors in local authorities, county councils and regions. The audit is a democratic checking instrument for all public sector activities.
Child Impact Assessments
Applying the CRC and a child perspective in different organisations is a process that needs to be constantly developed. Here, we present some of the tools that are already being used by various organisations, such as child impact analysis, child checklist, child accounting, child balance sheet, and child supplement.
Child Impact Analysis
Analyzing the impacts for children and young people is a complex process. When and how are the analyses to be made and how extensive should they be? Here we provide some advice on how to work with Child Impact Analysis.
Success Factors for Forums on Influence and Participation
The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden has studied how different forums on influence and participation work and the experience gained from them. IN this publication we briefly summarize a series of points that are important to the success of a forum on influence and participation.
Talking with Children and Young People
One of the basic principles of the CRC is children’s right to be heard and to have their views respected. Children under the age of 18 have the right to be heard in all matters that concern them. This publication provides tips on how to communicate with children and young people.
Step by Step
This publication suggests measures that should be taken into consideration when planning and taking decisions to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), step by step at the regional and local levels.