Securing children’s rights - A guide for professionals working with children in alternative care (2014)
This text is an informative guide addressed to social care professionals working with children and young people in alternative care. Designed to complement the booklet Children and young people in care: Discover your rights!, this guide offers practical approaches to social care professionals in their everyday work. It introduces children’s rights as human rights, based on the defining United Nations and Council of Europe standards as well as the Quality4Children standards, and it provides useful insights into methods and tools available.
Professionals can use this guide throughout the process of working with children, from the moment when the decision has been made to take a child into care until the point where the child is getting ready to leave. Professionals can choose whether to randomly dip into the various sections, read it cover-to-cover, or use it as a useful tool in holding discussions with children, in conjunction with the Discover your rights! booklet. Often illustrated through stories and graphics, this guide contains examples of topics and conversations from social care professionals, children and young people, ombudspersons and NGOs, with the express aim of helping others to apply a child rights-based approach in practice.
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CHapter 1 CHILDREN’S RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS
CHapter 2 GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR YOUR WORK
CHapter 3 FROM HOME TO CARE
CHapter 4 CARE-TAKING PHASE
CHapter 5 LEAVING CARE
Appendix 1 Glossary of Terms
Appendix 2 Learn More and Get Involved
Appendix 3 Useful Links