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Human Rights in Child Protection

Implications for Professional Practice and Policy

Editors: Falch-Eriksen, Asgeir, Backe-Hansen, Elisabeth (Eds.)

  • Takes a human rights-based approach in relation to children’s rights and child welfare policy and professionalism
  • Covers key areas such as foster care, residential care, generic rights-based practice, and emergency placements
  • Combines a critical academic perspective with research and insights for policy and professional practice
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This open access book critically explores what child protection policy and professional practice would mean if practice was grounded in human rights standards. This book inspires a new direction in child protection research – one that critically assesses child protection policy and professional practice with regard to human rights in general, and the rights of the child in particular. Each chapter author seeks to approach the rights of the child from their own academic field of interest and through a comparative lens, making the research relevant across nation-state practices.

The book is split into five parts to focus on the most important aspects of child protection. The first part explains the origins, aim, and scope of the book; the second part explores aspects of professionalism and organization through law and policy; and the third part discusses several key issues in child protection and professional practice in depth. The fourth part discusses selected areas of importance to child protection practices (low-impact in-house measures, public care in residential care and foster care respectively) and the fifth part provides an analytical summary of the book. Overall, it contributes to the present need for a more comprehensive academic debate regarding the rights of the child, and the supranational perspective this brings to child protection policy and practice across and within nation-states. 

About the authors

Asgeir Falch-Eriksen is Associate Professor focussing on child protection at Norwegian Social Research, Oslo University College. He has worked in central government in Norway with policy-implementation, regulation and development with regard to professionalism in child protection, organizational design, and education. He has also written a book on trust in child protection.

Elisabeth Backe-Hansen worked at Norwegian Social Research, Oslo University College, as a full-time researcher within the field of child protection and research on children and young people from 1988-2016. She has a background in psychology, focussed on decision-making in child welfare, in particular concerning out-of-home placement of small children. She worked as a practitioner within child protection for many years before becoming a full-time researcher. 


 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Child Protection and Human Rights: A Call for Professional Practice and Policy

    Falch-Eriksen, Asgeir (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Children’s Right to Protection Under the CRC

    Sandberg, Kirsten

    Pages 15-38

  • Rights and Professional Practice: How to Understand Their Interconnection

    Falch-Eriksen, Asgeir

    Pages 39-58

  • The Child’s Best Interest Principle across Child Protection Jurisdictions

    Skivenes, Marit (et al.)

    Pages 59-88

  • Re-designing Organizations to Facilitate Rights-Based Practice in Child Protection

    Munro, Eileen (et al.)

    Pages 89-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights in Child Protection
Book Subtitle
Implications for Professional Practice and Policy
Editors
  • Asgeir Falch-Eriksen
  • Elisabeth Backe-Hansen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94800-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94800-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94799-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 258
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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