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Vulnerable Children and the Law: International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights (eBook)

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Edited by: Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades, Nicky Stanley

ISBN13: 9780857004567
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
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Global support for improving child welfare and upholding the rights of children is strong, but in practice often fails to recognise the emerging gap between traditional child welfare practices and the evolving nature of child vulnerability. This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how global and national frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest international research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. The book considers children as citizens, as refugees, victims of trafficking, soldiers, or members of indigenous groups and identifies the political and cultural changes that need to take place in order to deliver rights for these children. Focusing in particular on child protection systems across nations, it identifies areas of child welfare and family law which systematically fail to look after the best interests of children, often through prejudice, outdated practice, or even the failure of agencies to work together. Exploring the nexus between children's rights and the law across the globe, this book makes essential reading for policymakers, researchers and professionals involved in protecting vulnerable children.

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Introduction, Rosemary Sheehan, Monash University, Australia, Helen Rhoades, University of Melbourne, Australia and Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Part 1. Children and citizenship.
1. Children's rights: the effectiveness of rights-based standards, Deena Haydon, Queen's University, Belfast, UK.
2. Child rights and protection in conflict and emergencies, Patrick O'Leary, University of Bath, UK.
3. Child trafficking, Christine Beddoe, ECPAT UK.
4. Child soldiers, Shelly Whitman, Dalhousie University, Canada.
5. In custody: unaccompanied alien children in the United States, Gladis Molina, Kids in Need of Defense (KIDS).
6. Protecting the rights of children in custody, Una Convery and Linda Moore, University of Ulster, UK.
Part 2. Indigenous and non-national children and vulnerability.
7. The victimisation of indigenous children, Sue Oliver, Northern Territory Stipendiary Magistrate, Australia.
8. Non-national children and vulnerability, Goos Cardol, Raad voor de Kinderbescherming, The Netherlands.
9. Mana tamarkiki, takahi tamariki: Maori child pride, Maori child abuse, Rawiri Taonui, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
10. Indigenous children and well being, Terri Libesman, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
Part 3. Child welfare and family identity.
11. Children in out of home care: the reality of reunification, Cathy Humphreys and Meredith Kiraly, University of Melbourne, Australia.
12. Maternal abuse: the emerging phenomenon of child sexual abuse, Jackie Turton, University of Essex, UK.
13. Lost identities: denying children their family identity, James Reid, University of Huddersfield, UK.
14. Should adoption be an option? Greg Kelly and Chaitali Das, Queen's University Belfast, UK.
Part 4. Child welfare and legal intervention.
15. Child protection family law: the Australian experience, Lisa Young, Murdoch University, Australia.
16. Children and family violence, Nicky Stanley, Pam Miller, NSPCC, Helen Richardson-Foster, University of Sheffield, UK and Gill Thomson, University of Central Lancashire, UK.
17. Relocation of children in family law disputes, Robert H. George, University of Oxford, UK.
18. Working with separated families, Helen Rhoades.
19. Deciding the best interests of the child: legal responses to child protection concerns, Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley.