Minor rights and major concerns: the views of young people in care

M. Barry

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Highlights the tensions between rights of protection and rights of participation of young people in care, emphasised that young people frequently entered care from situations where they were not protected in the family but where they had ‘adult’ responsibilities such as caring for siblings or parents. In care they were protected, a welcome safe haven from violence, but treated as ‘children’, with little say in decisions or assessment of their competencies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe New Handbook of Children's Rights: Comparative Policy and Practice
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • young people
    • social care
    • young people in care

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