Module 5: Module 5 - Children's rights: planning, monitoring and evaluation

Introduction to Module 5

This is the fifth module in a course of five modules designed to provide health workers with a comprehensive introduction to children’s rights. While the modules can be studied separately, they are designed to build on each other in order.

Module 1: Childhood and children’s rights

Module 2: Children’s rights and the law

Module 3: Children’s rights in health practice

Module 4: Children’s rights in the wider environment: the role of the health worker

Module 5: Children’s rights: planning, monitoring and evaluation

Module 5 consists of two study sessions that introduce how to make plans to affect a change that will contribute to the achievement of children’s rights. It will also illustrate the tools you can use to check if the plan is effective. Each of these sessions is designed to take approximately two hours to complete. The sessions provide you with an introduction to these topics and are supported by a range of different activities to help you develop your understanding and knowledge. The activities are usually followed by a discussion of the topic, but in some cases there will be answers at the end of the study session for you to compare your own answer to before continuing. We have provided you with space to write your notes after an activity, however if you wish, you can use a notebook.

  • Study Session 1 introduces the planning cycle and how you can go about making a properly structured action plan that can help to advance children’s rights. It explains some of the important terms that are used in relation to planning, and discusses the importance of involving children and others in developing plans. By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of how you, as a health worker, can make and contribute to action plans.
  • Study Session 2 directly follows on from the first session as it explains the terms monitoring and evaluation. Both of these techniques are vital to know whether action planning has been successful. The session also explores the importance of involving children. By the end of the session you will understand the whole planning cycle and be able to plan a simple action plan to contribute to the achievement of children’s rights.

1 Action planning and implementation