PROTECTION ACT TO PROMOTE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE



PROTECTION ACT TO PROMOTE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE

24/08/2015.- On Tuesday August 18 entered into force the Law 26/2015 on protection of children and adolescents, aimed at introducing the necessary changes in the Spanish legislation allowing children to continue to ensure protection uniform throughout the State. In particular, the right of participation assumes a special role in the recent norm.

 

 

The recent Law 26/2015, of July 28, modifying the system of protection of children and adolescents, explores the application of Article 39 of the Spanish Constitution, which proclaims the obligation of public authorities to ensure social protection , economic and legal family, and especially minors, in accordance with the international agreements which safeguard their rights.

 
 

Among the various aspects ordered by this Act importance deserves special recognition of the right of participation. Thus, a specific reference to the digital and media literacy as an essential tool to introduce children to develop their critical thinking and take an active part in a participatory society and in today's world can not be understood apart from the new technologies information and communication.

 

 
It also recognizes the right of children to participate fully in the social, cultural, artistic and recreational life of their environment, as well as a progressive incorporation into active citizenship. In this sense, it establishes the promotion of participation as a guiding principle of action by public authorities in relation to minors, and orders the public authorities to promote the establishment of bodies for participation of children and childhood and social organizations adolescence, an aspect that is being developed and promoted by Aragon Participates in recent years through its collaboration with the Aragonese local authorities.

 
 

Similarly, a new chapter entitled 'Duties of the child', in line with various international standards and regional, in which, from the conception of children as citizens, they are recognized as stewards of societies is introduced those involved and, therefore, not only right holders but also duties.

 

Law 26/2015, of July 28, modifying the system of protection of children and adolescents