Children's Rights in Practice

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Considering the rights of the child is now central to good multi-agency working, Children's Right in Practice offers an explanation of the theoretical issues and the key policy developments that have impacted practice. It helps the reader to understand children’s rights in relation to their role in working with children and young people. Looking at education, health, social care and welfare, it bridges the gap between policy and practice for children from birth to 19 years.

Chapters cover the child’s right to play, youth justice and children’s rights, the voice of the child, ethical dilemmas in different contexts, involvement, participation and decision making, safeguarding and child protection, social justice and exclusion.

This book helps the reader understand what constitutes good practice, while considering the advantages and tension of working across disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

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'The important socio-legal dimension of human rights in childhood studies is explored here in an interesting and engaging manner. The work should be of interest to students from a variety of disciplines working within the field' -
Professor Chris Jenks, Vice Chancellor, Brunel University

'A highly accessible text - the activities will be valuable for students and professionals alike' -
 Deborah Albon, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at London Metropolitan University 

'This is a very informative book that gives a realistic and thought-provoking insight into legislation and its interpretation in practice' -
 Denise Chadwick, Senior Lecturer in Early Years, University of Huddersfield 

'An invaluable resource for students on initial teacher education courses and education practitioners seeking to make the link between the theory and practice of children’s rights. It is hoped that those in the field of education will grasp the opportunities this highly accessible text offers in promoting and realising children’s rights'
-Educational Review

Educational Review - Bronagh Byrne
It is hoped that those in the field of education will grasp the opportunities this highly accessible text offers in promoting and realising children’s rights.??
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849203807
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 5/30/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,346,028
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

What Are Children's Rights? Contemporary Developments and Debates - Phil Jones
Child Rights and Their Practical Application: Definitions, Questions and Practice - Phil Jones
Children's Rights: Social Justice and Exclusion - Gary Walker
Participation and Provision across Disciplines: Child Rights for, and by, Children - Phil Jones
Safeguarding and Protection: What Does a Rights-Based Approach Mean across Different Disciplines? - Gary Walker
The Child's Right to Play: Rhetoric or Reality? - Mike Wragg
What Does the 'Voice of the Child' Mean for Children with Complex Learning and Communication Impairments? - Carol Potter and Chris Whittaker
Rights in Early Years Settings and a Young Child's Right to Silence - Caroline Bligh
Education and Children's Rights - Jon Tan
Children's Rights, Identity and Learning: The Case for Bilingualism - Avril Brock and Jean Conteh
Rights, Health and Health Promotion - Diane Lowcock and Ruth Cross
Social Work and Children's Rights: Promoting Young People's Participation in Social Work Practice and Education - Tracey Race and Alison Bennett
Provision for Young People and Rights: Youth Work - Phil Jones and Alan Smith
Youth Justice and Children's Rights - Daniel Marshall and Terry Thomas
Reviewing Children's Rights in Practice - Phil Jones and Gary Walker

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