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.

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.

Children's Rights: Social Justice and Exclusion

Children's Rights: Social Justice and Exclusion

Children's rights: Social justice and exclusion

Chapter Overview

This chapter will consider how children's rights as articulated through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) relate to the concepts of social justice and social exclusion within the context of examples of legislation in the UK. These terms are complex and dynamic, and it is important and useful to have a working definition of what they mean to underpin their application to children. Social justice and social exclusion are key concepts in discussions about equality and fair access to resources and services. The link between these concepts and that of ‘child rights’ is explored here. Specific examples are presented where particular approaches to working with children in different ...

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