Residential Child Care: Collaborative Practice is an innovative book which addresses the specific context of modern residential child care while promoting collaborative practice within a wider social work setting. The book analyzes the collaborative role of organizations, field workers, parents, teachers, and children, and stresses how these interprofessional relationships are crucial to ensuring children’s wellbeing. Comprehensive and accessible, the book includes learning outcomes, activities, and case studies to help aid students’ understanding. The book successfully balances its theoretical context with a focus on practice, making it an invaluable resource for students and practitioners. It will be useful for social work and social care students, trainee residential workers, and professionals who have an interest in working with looked after children.
Chapter 8: Collaborating with Children and Young People
Collaborating with Children and Young People
The articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) describe the rights of children to provision of the necessities for healthy development and protection from danger and exploitation, but also emphasise the rights of young people to participation. For many years child care legislation and guidance has stressed the importance of consulting young people in terms of their care-plan and at review meetings; however, in recent years some agencies and workers have been attempting to strengthen the participation of young people in all aspects of their care experience, whether it be the day-to-day life in the home or in formal decision-making meetings. In this chapter therefore we will often ...