ERIC Number: EJ815472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
National Standards in Children's Advocacy--What Do Young People Say?
Pithouse, Andrew; Crowley, Anne
Child Care in Practice, v13 n1 p17-32 Jan 2007
This paper discusses qualitative research into young people's views of independent children's advocacy services in Wales. We conducted focus groups and semi-structured individual interviews with over 80 children who had used advocacy or whose circumstances suggested them as potential users of advocacy. Our topics of enquiry were structured by research themes drawn from requirements and principles contained in recently introduced National Standards in Advocacy. Through these methods and themes we explored children's perceptions of advocacy in order to delineate characteristics of an effective service and to identify where they think services may need to improve.
Descriptors: Focus Groups, National Standards, Children, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Child Advocacy, Childhood Attitudes, Critical Incidents Method, Advocacy, Social Support Groups, Childrens Rights, Child Care, Child Welfare
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)