From procedural child rights education to a relational child rights-based practice model

COLLINS Tara, et al
Journal article citation:
Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 20(1), 2021, pp.1-20. Online only
Department of Social Work. University of Strathclyde.

Children’s rights are often operationalised in administrative and procedural ways, particularly in child welfare and residential services contexts. In this article, a group of five authors representing academics and alumni from Ryerson University’s Child & Youth Care programme who are also people from care present a dialogue process surrounding lived experiences of rights education processes while in care. The dialogue is complemented with a review of child rights education material used by child welfare agencies in Ontario, Canada as tools to explain rights to children and youth admitted into care. We conclude that a child rights-based practice model is necessary in which rights and daily life are fully integrated. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
childrens rights, residential child care, rights based approach, looked after children;
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