1.1 Introduction

As a health worker, you have the potential to identify problems that violate children’s rights and the opportunity to work with others to develop solutions. When you decide to make an action plan, you are acting to change something that you consider to be a problem for children. You learned about your role in contributing to making changes in children’s lives in the previous module when you explored advocacy and community mobilisation.

In this study session, we will explore how to create and implement an action plan, and demonstrate how this can help to advance children’s rights. Action planning is a formal and structured approach to achieving change.

The session will also discuss the importance of involving children and others in developing plans so they are more likely to be relevant to children’s needs, more likely to be implemented, and more likely to deliver the results you want.

1 Action planning and implementation

1.2 Learning outcomes