The Best Interests of the Child

The Best Interests of the Child

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Updated edition of this popular text consolidating all child-centred legislation, from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child through to the referendum on children's rights 2012, in an easy-to-understand format. * New to this edition: * Thirty-first Amendment of the Constitution (Children) 2012 *2011 Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children * Criminal Justice Act 2007 * Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences Against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 * Provides a clear interpretation of all child legislation and examines the implications of legislation for early childhood education and care. * Emphasises the care contract that exists in childcare in Ireland, how those working with children are charged with working in the best interests of the child and how this is enshrined in our laws. Written For: All childcare courses and for those working with children in any capacity.

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 11mm | 500g
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • DublinIreland
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 0717157199
  • 9780717157198
  • 231,878

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About Eileen McPartland

Eileen McPartland, MA Higher Education, BComm, Dip Legal Studies, teaches at Liberties College of Further Education, Dublin, on the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Early Education programme. She also teaches on a range of FETAC Level 5 and Level 6 courses including Childcare Management Programmes, Applied Social Studies and Youth & Community Programmes. Eileen is also a business mentor with Dublin City Enterprise Board where she is currently Schools Programme Co-ordinator. She is the author of Supervision & Leadership in Childcare.

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