Investing in Children


Investing in Children (IiC) is an organisation concerned with the human rights of children.

Its purpose is to promote the rights of children and young people, and to ensure that their voices are heard in decisions that are made about them within public and voluntary sector services. This is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 and is reflected in various acts of Parliament and statutory regulations (The Children Act 1989 & 2004, The Children and Young People Act 2008, the Education and Skills Act 2008, the Children’s Trust Regulations 2010 and the principle of ‘No decision about me without me’ within health services.)

We are based in County Durham but work across the North East and North Cumbria region.

Services we offer

  • Coproduction
  • Engagement
  • Involving children and young people
  • Capacity building for staff
  • Evaluation of involvement activities

Support we offer

Investing in Children can offer support to involve children and young people in the development, delivery and evaluation of projects.  We can provide CPD certified development sessions for staff to increase the capacity within their organisations to involve children and young people in projects. We can also provide independent evaluation of projects to look at the impact of patient and public involvement via the Investing in Children membership award (TM).