Barry Percy-Smith, Professor of Childhood and Participatory Practice, University of Huddersfield
This guide provides a valuable contribution to rethinking children's participation. By encouraging adults to reflect on their assumptions, practices and the 'spaces' for interacting with children, Frankel provides an accessible and useful guide for embedding a culture of advocacy for children's rights and participation into everyday practice and repositioning adults in relation to children. The book's real value is in highlighting that children's rights and participation is everybody's responsibility.
Dr Sally McNamee, Associate Professor, King’s University College, London Ontario
This book presents clear and useful steps to engaging with children in a meaningful way. With a wide range of examples from policy, practice, and theory, Sam Frankel highlights the need to recognize the value of children's voices. The book will be an invaluable resource to anyone who is working towards effectively advocating with and not for children.