Advancing opportunity: children, human rights and social justice

Document type
Smith Institute
Date of publication
21 November 2007
Children and Young People, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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This collection of essays addresses the needs and rights of children. The contributors to this publication consider how government, families and communities can nurture a healthy, well-educated, ambitious and socially cohesive population. The essays look at a range of issues: the need for Britain to fully implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the right of the child to be protected from assault in the home; how to improve the tax and welfare system to lift children out of poverty; how social care can meet the needs of children from various backgrounds; and how to improve the environment in which children interact and play. The collection also includes a contribution by two young people, looking at the issues that face children seeking asylum in Britain.

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