Listening and responding? Children's participation in health care within England

Patricia Sloper, Anita Franklin

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This article examines recent health policy developments in England in relation to children's rights under Article 12 and 13 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). It draws on practice and research literature to explore evidence regarding: children's participation both within decisions about their own care and concerning the development of health services, their access to mechanisms that allow them a voice, the provision of and need for accessible information, and factors which prevent or facilitate children's participation. The paper does not explore in detail issues concerning children's consent or competence to participate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-29
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Children's Rights
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

Bibliographical note

This article was published March 2005 in: Franklin, A. and Sloper, P. (2005) Listening and responding? Children's participation in health care within England, International Journal of Children's Rights, 13, 1/2, 11-29. Acknowledgement to Springer publishers.


  • Children
  • Young People
  • Rights
  • Participation
  • Health policy
  • heatlh service development
  • care decisions

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