The Child led Data Collection (CLDC) methodology engages young researchers in gathering evidence of children’s situations and child rights violations. The methodology is child friendly and produces qualitative and quantitative evidence of everyday needs and priorities which can be used to inform change. Policies and programmes can then use this evidence to focus on needs that children themselves have asserted and reported in detail. The central concept behind CLDC is that children are capable, willing and entitled to research and campaign about needs and priorities in children’s lives.
The report shares findings collected by the young researches over a period of one year (2015), and represents findings with regard to safe areas for children, access to education and corporal punishment.