Submit an Enquiry or Call Us +44 (0) 1482 384660
Image for Young children's rights  : exploring beliefs, principles and practice

Young children's rights : exploring beliefs, principles and practice (Second edition)

By: Alderson, Priscilla Gayton, Rob(Foreword by) John, Mary(Foreword by)

Part of the Children in Charge series
1843105993 / 9781843105992
1 in stock Need More ?
United Kingdom
24 cm 240 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More
Previous edition: 2000.

Published in association with Save the ChildrenPriscilla Alderson examines the often overlooked issue of the rights of young children, starting with the question of how the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to the youngest children, from birth to eight years of age.

The question of finding a balance between young children's rights to protection, to provision (resources and services) and to participation (expressing their views, being responsible) is discussed.

The author suggests that, in the belief we are looking after their best interests, we have become overprotective of children and deny them the freedom to be expressive, creative and active, and that improving the way adults and children communicate is the best way of redressing that balance. This second edition has been updated and expanded to include the relevance of UNCRC rights of premature babies, international examples such as the Chinese one-child policy, children's influence on regional policies, and the influence on young children's lives of policies such as Every Child Matters and those of the World Bank, IMF, OECD and UNICEF. This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives.

It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children.


JKSB1 Child welfare, JPVH Human rights

Our price£19.54
RRP £22.99
Save 15%