ERIC Number: ED418811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Having a Voice: An Exploration of Children's Rights and Advocacy.
Dalrymple, Jane, Ed.; Hough, Jan, Ed.
This book explores the concept of advocacy in British society with regard to children and young people, examining advocacy from a number of different perspectives, and taking into account the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and legislation that affects children and young people. The three parts of the book examine why young people need an advocate, advocacy and the law, and practical issues related to advocacy. The chapters in the book, three in each section, are as follows: (1) "Advocacy through the Eyes of a Young Person" (Suraya Patel); (2) "An Overview of Advocacy," (Jenni Gomes); (3) "Advocacy and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child" (Peter Jenkins); (4) "Why Isn't It the Children's Act?" (Jan Hough); (5) "Why do I Have To Get into Trouble First?" (Diane King and Phil Treseder); (6) "Unheard in Prison: Young People, Crime, and Advocacy" (Declan Kerr); (7) "It's Not As Easy As You Think! Dilemmas and Advocacy" (Jane Dalrymple); (8) "Advocating Self-Advocacy-Partnership To Promote the Rights of Young People with Learning Disabilities" (David Hodgson); and (9) "Advocacy 2000-The Way Forward" (Judith Timms). Each chapter contains references. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, Juvenile Justice, Learning Disabilities, Public Policy, Social Attitudes
Venture Press, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham, B5 6RD, England, United Kingdom; phone: 01210622-3911 (11.50 British Pounds Sterling).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers: Children Act 1989 (Great Britain); Great Britain; United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child