Understanding Children's Rights in Ireland
Clearly written in accessible language, this is an invaluable introduction to children’s rights, legislation, regulations and frameworks in Ireland, illustrating professional application within Early Learning and Care settings.
*Traces the historical and legal development of the childcare sector in Ireland up to present day, with particular reference to the Irish Constitution, European legislation, the UNCRC and key sectoral policy developments
*Details the rights of children as outlined by national and international legislation, regulations, charters and conventions
*Outlines the structure of the Irish legal system and the role of government in the process of legislation
*Explains early years regulations as they apply to different types of childcare provision to ensure correct practice in supporting the best interests of the child
*Outlines the legal responsibilities placed on those working with children to keep children safe from harm and protect their wellbeing
*Highlights the importance of accurate and safe record-keeping in all aspects of childcare in order to uphold confidentiality and meet GDPR and data protection requirements