Moving forward: towards a rights-based paradigm for young people transitioning out of care

Neil Quinn, Jennifer Davidson, Ian Milligan, Susan Elsley, Nigel Cantwell

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Abstract

This article proposes that the new UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children usher in a new international rights-based policy framework for care-leavers. It acknowledges the global nature f the concerns, reviews a growing body of international literature and examines key debates, illustrated by policy orientations and practice examples drawn from the authors’ experience of developing Moving Forward (Cantwell, Davidson, Elsley, Milligan, and Quinn, 2012), the Guidelines’ international implementation handbook. A number of themes emerge, particularly the value of intangible emotional supports for young care-leavers. The traditional lack of a rights-oriented discourse in this area suggests more strategic collaborative efforts by a range of actors are needed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages140-155
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume60
Issue number1
Early online date13 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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In: International Social Work, Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 140-155.

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