These guidelines aim to create a common understanding of both the concept and application of the Child Rights Programming approach, allowing programmes to both strengthen existing work and to introduce the approach to new work. It is assumed that users are familiar with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and have a basic understanding of programming tools such as situation analysis, strategic planning and monitoring and evaluation. The guidelines demonstrate some of the implications of adopting a rights-based approach to programming work with children, and make available a range of ideas, examples and tools to assist staff in thinking about the implications of child rights programming for their own work. While not intended as a practice manual, much of the material in the guidelines can be adapted for training purposes. These guidelines have been prepared as advice to Save the Children UK staff on the principles and practice of child rights programming but should be of relevance to those working in many other development settings. They are intended primarily for senior managers in country programmes, and programme management and policy and planning staff.