A Charge Against Society
The Child's Right to Protection
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The third volume in the Children in Charge series examines changing attitudes towards children and measures currently in operation to protect them. The contributors analyse how the child's safety and well-being can be protected, while respecting their right to be involved and to have their opinions taken into account, and examine the causes within society for social malfunction in relation to children. They approach these questions with such diverse themes as working with street children in Brazil, the work of the Refugee Council with unaccompanied child refugees, research on domestic violence and parental access, the issue of child labour in Mexico, child abuse and the rights to information about their condition of the child with cancer.
- Published: Apr 01 1997
- Pages: 276
- 232 x 157mm
- ISBN: 9781853024115
NAPOT, National Association of Paediatric Therapists
Hopefully this book, and others in the series "Children in Charge", will stimulate research and consideration of many aspects of childhood pertinent to peace and well-being in the 21st century.
This book is a challenging antidote to despair and a stimulus to creative thinking and action... The contributors include academics, doctors, social workers, therapists and lawyers whose experience spans the realities of children's suffering world wide. They also have the knowledge to find ways to help. They share a confidence in the richness of children's courage, and in their ability to cope and survive... The book covers an immense range of topics, a mine of information, experience and understanding.
The International Journal of Children's Spirituality
The book contains much useful and thought-provoking material. The book covers a wide range of issues and would contribute usefully to undergraduate and postgraduate reading lists for students of Education, Clinical Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy.
Youth and Policy
...the range and depth of contibutions is one of the strengths of this book... overall this book draws together a useful collection of research and practise based articles which will be of benefit to all those struggling to achieve better practise in child protection in both local, national and international contexts.
There is much in this book which is of value to adoptive families and those who work with them. I found it an immensely interesting and satisfying book to read.
Child Care Forum
... deals with many diverse aspects of modern life and specifically the measures currently in place to protect children... takes the debate into a truly international forum, impressing the point that rights should be universal.