Therapy with Children is a vital resource for any practitioner navigating the legal minefield of working with children and young people. Prioritizing the needs of the child as the client, the authors explore the legal and professional dimensions of working therapeutically with children. This long-awaited Second Edition responds to significant shifts in policy and the revised text additionally addresses:- the importance of confidentiality in establishing a working alliance and maintaining a secure environment for therapy with children- the conflicting pressures faced by therapists concerning issues of parental involvement and children at risk- changes in light of the Children Act 2004, Mental Health Act 2007, and the Axon case- changes in the organization of child protection - increased provision of therapeutic services for children, particularly in school settings, and the growing numbers of counselors working with children - the relevance of psychoanalysis in development of child-focused therapy, as well as reference to other therapeutic approaches to child therapy- the urgent case for developing 'confidential spaces' within therapeutic services for children and young people.

Children's Rights: From Dependence to Autonomy

Children's rights: From dependence to autonomy

This chapter looks at some of the historical background to the issue of children's rights. Children have been subject to widespread forms of restraint and subjected to arbitrary authority by adults in the past, and continue to suffer this in many parts of the world today. It is only comparatively recently – during the last hundred years – that children have been afforded rights of protection in the UK. The process of conferring rights on children gathered pace during the twentieth century, with the development of children's entitlement to services, providing them with health, education and protection from abuse in the community. The recognition of the child's right to express their views and have ...

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