Written for professionals working with children and young people who require support, assessment, or intervention at home or in school, this interdisciplinary book explores everything from the legislative background and foundations of ideas in the social sciences, to dealing with children's distress, fear, or special needs in professional practice. This book is an excellent resource for those who either work with children in CAMHS settings, social work, youth work, counseling, psychology, general education and special educational needs, or who are undertaking professional training in any of the above fields.
Chapter 7: Voices of Children and Young People in Assessment
Voices of Children and Young People in Assessment
The two principle frameworks providing the legislative contexts for the assessment of children and young people in England and Wales during the last twenty years have been Education Acts (1981, 1995 and 2004) and, since the protection of children has become more recognized as being of concern to the whole of our society, the Children Acts (1989 and 2004). Care and education, therefore, have provided the two arenas in which children and their needs could be discussed and assessed.
Given public disquiet in respect of all the issues raised in certain high profile cases, all sorts of dilemmas have been played out in media accounts which have served as a focus ...