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Developing advocacy for children and young people - Christine M. Oliver

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Title
Developing advocacy for children and young people - current issues in research, policy and practice
Author
Christine M. Oliver
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080415

The role of an advocate for children is one that I perform myself which is why I have found much of the research presented in this book so interesting... We are all on the same side battling to improve life for children who have, through no fault of their own, been handed a very bad set of cards.'

- From the Foreword by Cherie Booth QC

Advocacy for vulnerable people is increasingly becoming a part of health and social care practice, and over the past decade policy developments have contributed to a rapid development of advocacy services for children and young people.

This book explores the latest debates and findings relating to research and practice in the field of children and young people's advocacy. Contributors present the key issues and dynamics of current advocacy practice and examine its role within health, education and social care services, including its impact on inter-professional collaboration, the development of personalised services and the barriers and facilitators to children's participation in children's services.

This book will be valued by any professional working with young people, including children and young people's advocates, health and social care professionals, teachers and youth workers.

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This collection of 12 articles describes new, innovative practices developed by children's advocates in health and social care. Contributors cover concepts and issues related to public policy and research, funding, patterns of advocacy, children's access to advocacy services, child protection case conferences, children's participation in family conferences, lessons from an evaluation of voice advocacy services, advocacy for children with disabilities (particularly those without speech), complaint procedures, family courts, and the ability of advocacy to give children and their families their own voices.
Booknews.com

As a collection of recent research revealing, from the perspectives of young people with experience of public care, the unique skills and benefits that independet advocates are able to offer them, this volume is essential reading for all children's workers and those responsible for service development.
Professional Social Work

The provision of advocacy services for vulnerable young people is a rapidly growing field, evolving under health and social care practice.
This book will be valued by any professional working with young children, including children and young people's advocates, health and social care professionals, teachers and youth workers.
ChildRight

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Children - Services for.|Legal assistance to children.|Child welfare.|Children's rights.|Children - Legal status, laws, etc.|Social advocacy.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
224

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