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Unit of Study WELF5001 Children's Rights: Policy into Practice (2024)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

discuss the history of children's rights in its international socio-legal context and critically reflect on its impact on law, policy and practice

describe the philosophies, principles and monitoring processes underpinning the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and other relevant human rights instruments and national laws

critically reflect on the complex relationships between, and the representations of, the 'Three P's' - protection, provision and participation rights in the UNCRC

discuss the role of evidence-based policy and practice in relation to children's rights

advocate for the promotion of children and young people's wellbeing and interests within their family and community contexts.

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