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Children's Rights in Practice

Children's Rights in Practice

Edited by:
  • Phil Jones - Insitute of Education, University of London
  • Gary Walker - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

April 2011 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Considering the rights of the child is now central to all fields involving children and to good multi-agency working. This book offers an explanation of the theoretical issues and the key policy developments that are crucial to all professions, and 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, whilst considering the advantages and tensions involved in working across disciplines to implement children's rights against a complex legislative and social policy backdrop.

Essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students on Early Years, Early Childhood Studies, Childhood and Youth, Education, Law, Social Work, Play and Psychology courses, it is relevant to professionals working across education, health and social work.

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

Shows childrens rights in a language suitable for a good level of learners.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
May 6, 2014

Helps readers to understand what good practice entails, this book provides clear guidance on the rights of young people today. Covering education, social care and welfare, and health this book allows readers to put policy into practice in their setting.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
November 22, 2013

Chapter 3 will be shared with students with year 1 students when we explore children's rights

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
October 31, 2013

This is an excellent book which has been clearly written to provide strong links between theory, policy and practice. The activities provide opportunities for reflection and debate to engage students and professionals.

Mrs Marie Dey
School of Education, Social Work & Community Education, Dundee University
October 17, 2013

An excellent companion for the FD in Early Years. The rights of children are considered from participation through to implementation in policy and practice.

Miss Emma Clegg
Childcare, Darlington College
August 15, 2013

Excellent book for BTEC Level 3 students and for staff delivering the courses - well written and accessible

Miss Rebecca Lindley
Health and Social Development, Burnley College
May 17, 2013

Good book and easy to read

Mrs Louise Ford
Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of England, Bristol
May 1, 2013

This is an interesting and well organised book that explores the children’s rights and their implementation in practice.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
April 18, 2013

Excellent resource as a reference to both the Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 and 3 courses. Current, factual and user friendly. A book that will engage the student and allow for reflective practice.

Mrs Penny Yates
Island Training, Isle of Wight College
March 26, 2013

This is a highly accessable book that is easy to read. The activities are not only realistic, but also provide opportunity for debate amoungst students and lecturers.

Mrs Stephanie Smith-Paul
School of Health and Social Care, University of Teesside
March 14, 2013

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