Children's Rights in Practice
- Phil Jones - Insitute of Education, University of London
- Gary Walker - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Child Protection | Child Protection | Community & Family Issues
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.
- 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.
Essential reading for students in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and Childhood and Youth courses, it is relevant to professionals working across education, health and social work.
'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'
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.??
This book is very informative and has been added to our reading list.
The module covers Children's Rights and very relevant and helpful for the students. It is one recommended on the module and reading list.
I used this book several times for my masters sessions but I really recommend it for undergraduate modules as well. There is no doubt that by using this book, undergraduate and graduate students will understand clearly all children's rights, their importance, the necessity for those rights to be safeguarded and the ways that practitioners and teachers can facilitate the promotion of these rights through their work with young children and adolescences. The practical examples, case studies and scenarios provided in each chapter of this book are really useful to this end.
This is an essential text for all early years based courses. I am teaching a module on children's rights; this book has helped both within lectures and as additional reading to extend learners knowledge and understanding of children's rights.
This text clearly links theory and the practice of children's rights and will be a invaluable to any student. It promotes critical analysis towards legislation and the individuals perception.
Essential for teaching this subject. Good examples to demonstrate how legislation impacts on practice.
This book will be very useful and informative in the module Voice of the Learner with relevant chapters supporting children's voice from the youngest to secondary pupils. This will be a valuable book for my reading list.
This book is well written and explained. Learners were able to find specific rights and types of safe practice when teaching in an early years setting. This not only benefits early years, social care but also enables tutors to look at various scenarios that will aid them in their professional practices.