Improving children’s understanding and experiences of the legal process
The TALE project is funded by the European Commission and provides online training and advice for legal practitioners to support their work with children. The online training tool is heavily informed by the Council of Europe Guidelines on Child Friendly Justice, a collection of international principles and practical guidance aimed at adapting the legal process to children’s needs and rights.
How was the Online Training Developed?
The online training has been developed by leading children’s rights experts and is the product of two years of observing and interviewing front-line legal practitioners who specialise in working with children across a range of legal areas. Importantly, the training is also informed by consultation with a reference group of children who have first-hand experience of legal proceedings.
It includes practical tools to assist lawyers in achieving more child sensitive procedures as well as techniques for developing more persuasive children’s rights-based arguments to put to judges and other decision-makers.