1.5 Four rights that promote children’s participation

Some of the key rights that need to be understood in relation to the child as an active participant in their own health care are contained in Articles 5, 12, 16 and 17 of the UN Convention. Figure 1.1 below shows the relationship between the four articles and children’s involvement in their own health care. We will now move on to explain these four Articles in a little more detail.

Figure 1.1 Children’s participation in their own health care

1.4 What is child participation?

Article 5: Acknowledging children’s evolving capacities