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ERIC Number: EJ918072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
The Experience of Parents of Children in Care: The Human Rights Issue
Ainsworth, Frank; Hansen, Patricia
Child & Youth Services, v32 n1 p9-18 2011
There is a growing body of international literature about birth parents' negative experience of child protection services. This article reviews some of this literature and adds recent Australian materials to it. It is then argued that the over-reliance on "the best interest of the child" construct is the base from which these negative experiences emanate. The argument is that in adopting this construct parents' rights have been removed in favor of children's rights. This violates parents' human rights. Such an approach lacks balance, as human rights are inalienable and cannot be the exclusive property of only one party.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia