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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

Would recommend for national diploma students although it may be too indepth for them. Like the use of examples, reviews and additional reading at the end of each chapter. On a personal level I found different aspects of the book very interesting.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
November 10, 2012

This is a clear, well-written book that addresses the important area of children's rights in detail. An extremely useful book which will supplement student knowledge throughout the degree course.

Ms Dilva Porter
CHYPPE, University Campus Suffolk
September 14, 2012

An essential book for students learning in every subject I teach. It is easy to read and understand. In the last academic year I have used it from Foundation Degree to Level 2 students and it has been useful throughout.

Mrs Jane Wellock
Child Studies, York College
July 31, 2012

Fabulous Book, have put it on the key texts list for my Values and Ethical Frameworks module.

Mrs Alicia James
Community Studies, Truro College
July 31, 2012

Essential reading for learners working with birth to 19 years. This book helps the learner 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.

Mrs Cerys Summerhill-Davies
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
July 13, 2012

a good supplement to the legislation module

Ms Jan Farnella
Early Years Department, West Herts College
June 18, 2012

A really user friendly and supportive text for learners and those who need refreshing!!

Miss Isabelle King
WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services
June 6, 2012

Again another interesting book

Mrs Maria Johnson
Community Learning Service, North East Lincolnshire Council
March 21, 2012

A useful and informative book that gave the best section on the 'voice of the child' that we have found to date.

Mrs Gillian Reid
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria University
February 7, 2012

Adopted for semester 2, Rights of the child module at level 4 of BA Early childhood studies

Dr Ester Ehiyazaryan
School of Humanities, Education and Social Science, Doncaster University Centre
January 28, 2012

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