1. Putting Children and Their Rights at the Heart of the Safeguarding Process

  1. Hedy Cleaver1,
  2. Pat Cawson2,
  3. Sarah Gorin3 and
  4. Steve Walker4
  1. Carolyne Willow

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch1

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

How to Cite

Cleaver, H., Cawson, P., Gorin, S. and Walker, S. (2009) Putting Children and Their Rights at the Heart of the Safeguarding Process, in Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

  2. 2

    Research Consultant; former Head of Child Protection Research, NSPCC

  3. 3

    Senior Research Officer, NSPCC

  4. 4

    Principal Consultant, Children and Young People's Services with the Improvement and Development Agency

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518731

Online ISBN: 9780470721506

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Keywords:

  • safeguarding process;
  • institutionalised racism;
  • dominant attitudes;
  • positive action;
  • children's rights

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Core Knowledge

  • Children are People Now

  • The Invisible Child

  • Children are Easy to Hurt

  • Seeking Help from Adults

  • What Makes Children Invisible?

  • Safeguarding from the Child's Perspective

  • What do Children Want from Their Childhoods?

  • How to be a Good Adult

  • A Safeguarding System Fit for Children

  • Confidentiality and Consent

  • Children's Rights and Safeguarding

  • Everything Must Change