1st place for children’s rights, family program from 10.9.

District Segeberg. “Strong children are the best child protection,” Annegret Horn from the child protection center in Henstedt-Ulzburg is convinced. Children who know their rights, who know how to get help. Henstedt-Ulzburg is the first municipality in the Segeberg district to establish a children’s rights area at the Dammstücken playground. This must be changed according to the wishes of children and young people and make children’s rights visible in everyday life.

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The big participation campaign for this on the playground on 10 September is also the start of the 12th child protection week in the entire Segeberg district with a varied program for the whole family and a big children’s festival on 23 September in Bad Segeberg.

Right to participate: Children’s Rights Square in Henstedt-Ulzburg

The Dammstücken playground in Henstedt-Ulzburg with the adjacent daycare center is very visited, but shows its age. A transformation has been discussed in politics for some time. Children and young people in particular should have a say in the redesign on Saturday 10 September at 3-6pm and come up with wishes and ideas.

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“In this way, we actively implement the children’s fundamental right to participation,” says Horn. The planning office for the redevelopment will be there, as well as representatives from the Children and Youth Parliament. There will also be various hands-on activities, information on children’s rights, a coffee mobile will be there and a barbecue station and “magician Flocke” will provide entertainment. “Everything is free,” says Horn. The municipality and the local child welfare association invest 8,000 euros in the participation project.

In the coming year, the implementation of the playground will begin, which will be Segeberg’s first place for children’s rights. Elsewhere, for example in Kiel, there is already room for children’s rights. Horn explains that children’s rights can be made permanently visible via QR codes on the new playground equipment in Henstedt-Ulzburg or with playful information boards. And the plan is to create more such places in Henstedt-Ulzburg.

Family program for child protection weeks 2022 in Segeberg

The district of Segeberg is now organizing the 12th Child Protection Week to draw attention to the issue of children’s rights. Those involved have found that children’s rights and participation are now more present – in families, in educational institutions, in politics. The program was presented in Bad Segeberg on Thursday.

The child welfare weeks in the district of Segeberg begin on 10 September. Dagmar Kristoffersen (probably Bildungswerk Plön-Segeberg), Melanie Marcinczyk (Wiege GmbH), Friedemann Berger (district youth welfare) and Annegret Horn (Child Protection Department Henstedt-Ulzburg) present the program.

At this year’s Child Protection Weeks, the program from 10 to 24 September is organized according to topic. To Children’s right to healthy food The Mullewapp family center will visit, among other things, the weekly market in Bad Bramstedt on Saturday 17 September.

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To Right to protection against violence and abuse The theme is, among other things, the play “Pfoten weg” in the Mühlen-Kita in Bad Segeberg for children from 4 years of age. The puppet theater play about a family of cats empowers children to defend themselves against unpleasant attacks from adults. After the play, visitors will have the opportunity to talk to experts.

Children’s festival in Bad Segeberg on 23 September

It makes up a large part Right to play and leisure from the Child Welfare Week programme. The district of Segeberg and its partners are organizing a large children’s festival on Friday, September 23 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm on the lawn in front of the Marienkirche in Bad Segeberg. Among other things, a bouncy castle and a play mobile will be set up.

The children's party in front of the Marienkirche in Bad Segeberg has already become a tradition in the program of child protection weeks in the Segeberg district.

The children’s party in front of the Marienkirche in Bad Segeberg has already become a tradition in the program of child protection weeks in the Segeberg district.

The kids can get their faces painted or carve pumpkins for Halloween. A storytelling theater is on site as well as various craft activities where you can design a treasure chest or make balls of anger. There are also non-alcoholic cocktails and a cake buffet.

The Spursucher family center and Bad Segeberg youth center are organizing a play and creative day on Wednesday 14 September at 3.30-6pm.

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Children’s theater and creative activities

In the children’s play “Everything is right” for primary school pupils on Wednesday 14 September at 15.30 at Poul-Due-Jensen-Skolen in Wahlstedt children learn about their rights in a playful and interactive way.

The youth organization WieGe organizes a musical afternoon in Bad Segeberg (Kurhausstraße 40) on Thursday, September 15, from 15:00 to 18:00.

It’s paint to music on Friday, September 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Südstadt family center in Bad Segeberg.

Arts and crafts in nature with stories, baking and roasting by the campfire continue on Friday, September 16 from 15:00 to 18:00 at Evangelische Jugend in Wahlstedt (Segeberger Straße 38).

The complete program for child protection weeks can be found on the Segeberg district website at segeberg.de.

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Wahlstedt, Bad Segeberg: Children’s consultation hours with the mayor

New to the program are children’s consultation hours with the mayors of Wahlstedt and Bad Segeberg. Children from the age of five can Right to participation and co-determination perceive and present which topics are important to them.

Toni Köppen, mayor of Bad Segeberg, can be found on Monday 12 September at 3.30 pm in Bad Segeberg’s City Library.

Matthias Bonse, mayor of Wahlstedt, holds his children’s consultation classes in Wahlstedt public library on Thursday 15 September at 3.30 pm.

Children’s rights: events for parents in Segeberg

Parents are also approached to strengthen their parenting skills. The Evangelische Bildungswerk in Bad Segeberg, Falkenburger Straße 88, is organizing an information evening on the topic of puberty on Tuesday 20 September from 19:30.

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On Wednesday 21 September at 4.30 pm in Bornhöved in the youth center, Schulstraße 7, it is about successful communication with the children. And on Thursday 22 September at 4.30 pm again in the Trappenkamp youth center (Hermannstädter Straße 29).

The organization Pro Familia is organizing an information evening in Bad Segeberg on Wednesday 21 September from 19:30 to 21:00.

There is also an exhibition on the topic of children’s rights during the entire Child Protection Week from 10 to 24 September in the city library in Kaltenkirchen and in the community library and media library in Henstedt-Ulzburg.

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