The New Handbook of Children's Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice

The new edition of this well established handbook provides up-to-date information on a topic of increasing importance across a range of disciplines and practices. It covers:* the debate concerning children's rights and developments in rights provision over the last twenty years* the impact of recent British legislation on children's rights in key areas such as education, social and welfare services and criminal justice* the key provisions of the UN Convention and Human Rights Act* recent policy proposals and initiatives in the British setting intended to establish and promote rights for children and young people* the rights claims of particular groups of children, for example children who are carers or children who are disabled* children's claims for particular rights such as the right to space, to sex education and citizenship* the ways in which the voices of children and young people are or might be articulated more clearly in policy debates and other arenas* issues and developments in Europe, Scandinavia and China.The New Handbook of Children's Rights offers a comprehensive and radical appraisal of the field which will be invaluable to students and professionals alike.