E102 wk 6 - Children's rights (UNCRC (3 Ps (Protection (welfare),…
E102 wk 6 - Children's rights
most countries - not USA or Somalia?
answer to the committee on whether implementing legislation and policies and if following it's guidelines
UK out of step
age of criminal responsibility 10! (Scot 12) other countries older
United nations declaration of Human Rights - 1948
UNDRC- UN Decl of the Rights of the Child - 1959
founder of the charity Save the Children, Eglantyne Jebb wrote a statement of children's rights
endorsed by the League of Nations, the predecessor to the UN, in 1924 as the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child.
‘in all actions concerning children ... the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration’ (UNCRC, Article 3)
very much open to interpretation!
ref- wk 6 activity 1
UK children's act, 1989
recent times more of a push towards participation rights and autonomy
UNCRC advocates a balance of welfare and autonomy rights
real push for autonomy but lots of limitations - activity 4 makes out this is bad but they have to stipulate it must be within the law and not to the detriment of others. Also age and maturity have to be a factor!!
are you saying children know best...parents are older & have more experience they have 'the best interests' of their child at the heart of everything
let children stay up til midnight & just eat ice-cream!?
There have been criticisms of the emphasis on children’s welfare rights on the grounds that this positions children as lacking adult capacities, treating them as dependent and vulnerable.
- key points after activity 5
children are vulnerable and dependent and do lack adult experience, knowledge and understanding of the world!!! agghh
opposition to the UNCRC
(Stainton Rogers, 2009, p. 148) argues it imposes a western ideology that is not relevant everywhere. preparing children for an autonomous adulthood while in some cultures adulthood
"values connectedness, mutuality and interdependence?"
USA say takes away parental rights, gives them to the state