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[This chapter discusses social work as a human rights profession. After a brief review of the concept of human rights, we describe the historical connection between social work and human rights, presenting core examples for how social work was extensively involved in human rights advocacy in its...
[We now introduce the concept of children’s rights as a special case of human rights. The chapter explores the historical development of children’s status and rights by examining three periods in the development of perceptions of childhood: the pre-industrial period, the industrial period and...
[We now review the history of social work with children, particularly its strong involvement with families and children. There are three approaches to the practice of social work with children: protection and provision, “every child matters” and children as autonomous persons. We show that the...
[This chapter discusses implementing children’s rights in social work practice. The first part deals with the general idea of rights-based approaches for working with children, referring mainly to development work with children around the world. The second part deals directly with how a...
[We now present the influence of children’s rights on research in social work, starting with an overall view of the subjects that have been studied in relation to children’s rights. We then discuss the implications of the child’s right to participation for research on children’s lives,...
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