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Vulnerable Children and the Law

Vulnerable Children and the Law

International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley

Hardback: £65.00 / $99.95

2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-868-1, BIC 2: JKSB1 LBBR LNT LNMK

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Preface and acknowledgements. Introduction. Rosemary Sheehan, Monash University, Australia, Helen Rhoades, University of Melbourne, Australia and Nicky Stanley, University of Central Lancashire, UK. Part 1. Children and citizenship. 1. Children's rights: the effective implementation of rights and standards. Deena Haydon, Queen's University, Belfast, UK. 2. Child protection in humanitarian emergencies. Patrick O'Leary, University of Bath, UK and Jason Squire, Terres des hommes Foundation. 3. Children in the shadows: Child trafficking in the UK. Christine Beddoe, ECPAT UK. 4. Child combatants, peace processes: Challenges of inclusion and exclusion. Shelly L. Whitman, Dalhousie University, Canada. 5. Unaccompanied children as illegal immigrants in the United States. Gladis E. Molina, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP), USA. 6. Protecting the rights of children in custody, Una Convery and Linda Moore, University of Ulster, UK. Part 2. Indigenous and non-national children and vulnerability. 7. The victimisation of indigenous children. Suzanne Oliver, Northern Territory Stipendiary Magistrate, Australia. 8. Non-national children and vulnerability: The child protection context. Goos Cardol, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. 9. Mana tamariki, takahi tamariki: Maori child pride, Maori child abuse. Rawiri Taonui, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 10. Indigenous human rights law and the needs of indigenous children. Terri Libesman, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Part 3. Child welfare and family identity. 11. High frequency parental contact for infants in care: whose rights are being served? Cathy Humphreys and Meredith Kiraly, University of Melbourne, Australia. 12. Maternal incest: Challenges for child protection. Jackie Turton, University of Essex, UK. 13. Lost identities: denying children their family identity. James Reid, University of Huddersfield, UK. 14. Should adoption be an option? Greg Kelly and Chaitali Das, Queen's University Belfast, UK. Part 4. Child welfare and legal intervention. 15. Child protection family law: The Australian experience. Lisa Young, Murdoch University, Australia. 16. The police role in identifying and responding to children experiencing domestic violence. Nicky Stanley, Pam Miller, NSPCC, Helen Richardson-Foster, University of Sheffield, UK and Gill Thomson, University of Central Lancashire, UK. 17. Relocation of children in family law disputes. Robert H. George, University of Oxford, UK. 18. Working with separated families. Helen Rhoades. 19. Deciding the best interests of the child: Legal responses to child protection concerns. Rosemary Sheehan. 20. Conclusion. Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley.

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