100 Years of Child Protection
Pages: 276 pages
Shipping Weight: 510 gram
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058502933
Children in need are the concern of parents, professionals, policymakers, society and, last but not least, of children themselves. Children in need, including children who cause serious problems, are entitled to protection and assistance. What is the future of child protection? In 1905, legislation on children and people came into force in the Netherlands: a law concerning the removal of children from parental care and control: a juvenile justice act: and a law on child protection measures. In the same period, similar laws were adopted in other European countries. The Century of the Child, declared by Ellen Key, had just begun. One hundred years later it is time for retrospection, and for reflection and new perspectives, taking guidence from the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This important international human rights treaty was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 20 november 1989, and provides standards and procedures that should form the minimum basis for the protection of children.
In this book, professionals from a variety of disciplines share their ideas, experiences solutions and visions, concerning the past and the future, between East and West, and North and South. The book concludes with a set of inspiring recommendations and principles for everyone working with and for children to fully realise the right to child protection.