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 more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 11mm | 500g
  • Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 0717157199
  • 9780717157198
  • 239,895

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: The Irish Constitution to include Thirty-first Amendment of the Constitution (Children) 2012 Chapter 2: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Chapter 3: Child Care Act 1991 Chapter 4: Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 Chapter 5: Definitions of Abuse Chapter 6: Reporting Abuse Chapter 7: The Children Act 2001 Chapter 8: Child Care (Pre-school) Regulations 2006 Chapter 9: Mental Health Act 2001 Chapter 10: Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 Chapter 11: Status of Children Act 1976 Chapter 12: Adoption Act 1988 Chapter 13: Domestic Violence Act 1996 Chapter 14: Data Protection Act 1988 & 2003 Chapter 15: Ombudsman for Children Act 2002 Chapter 16: Educational Welfare Act 2000 Chapter 17: Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 Chapter 18: The Disability Act 2005 Chapter 19: Criminal Justice Acts 2006/2007/2012 Chapter 20: Passport Act 2008 Chapter 21: The Best Interests of the Child Glossaryshow more

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 more