Investing in Children (IiC) is an organisation concerned with the human rights of children. They were created in 1995 in County Durham, in the North East of England, by managers in the local authority and the National Health Service.
In 2004, the Investing in Children Development Agency was created, to allow other organisations outside of County Durham, to use the IiC approach, and in 2013, IiC became an independent Community of Interest Company. IiC now has partnerships with public service agencies and universities across the UK and in Europe.
For 21 years, they have been working alongside children and young people, and adults who provide services to them, to create a range of effective ways in which they can exercise their right to have a say, often resulting in improvements in the services themselves.
Using a rights based approach Investing in Children creates spaces in which children and young people can come together, discuss issues and develop arguments through research, then support them to enter into dialogue with adults who have the power to act on their agenda.
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