The literature review was made as part of the EU-funded LEAP project, which sought to improve knowledge and develop skills and an understanding of the importance of a children’s rights focus on safe and ethical participatory practice. This literature review focusses on the nature and scope of life skills and leadership training for vulnerable children and young people, and informed plans for participatory and creative workshops to develop the LELP programme toolkit.
The aims of this literature review were:
- To review the global literature on life skills and leadership initiatives for vulnerable and/or hard to reach children and young people, including relevant projects that aim to prevent sexual violence and take a participatory or peer-led approach within their work.
- To collate existing information about the value of life skills and leadership projects and programmes in order to inform the plans for participatory and creative workshops to develop the LEAP LLLP toolkit.
- To provide case studies illustrating what we know about life skills and leadership training for vulnerable children and young people.
- How does the literature define life skills and leadership?
- Does the literature tell us about the value of participatory and/or peer-led programmes?
- What does the literature tell us about the content and outcomes of these programmes?