If you’re a coach or organisation, you can find out more on how to support the movement, take the Play Their Way Promise and help children to have a voice, choice and journey to give them a positive experience.
As we celebrate children and their rights taking central stage, we also want to highlight #iwill week - a movement that supports children and young people to be empowered to make positive differences on the issues that affect their lives, their communities and the broader society.
#iwill have developed a Power of Youth Charter - a collaborative effort for which 200+ organisations have currently signed up to showcase their commitment to take action to empower young people.
We're also placing a focus on the voices of young people and want to embed this to improve the opportunities available to children and young people to be active, as well as encouraging more children to take part in physical activity by providing an offer that meets their needs.
This is a new and broad area for us to work upon, but we believe it could have a positive impact in supporting more children and young people to take part in and enjoy physical activity.
We'll be supported by our own innovation team as well as external organisation The Innovation Unit and together we'll test different approaches to explore the role we can play in embedding youth voice across the sector and within our own organisation.
In order to support this audience we want and need the voices of young people to be at the centre of our work.
We'll learn from organisations already working in this way, collating best practices and learning from their challenges.
This first-hand learning will help us to advocate within the sector - because although World Children’s Day is only one day, we want to encourage individuals and organisations to reflect on it and act to ensure that within sport and physical activity a child’s wellbeing is protected, their rights considered and their voices heard.
Every day of the year.