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Child protection policy perspectives and reform of Australian legislation

Farrell, Ann M. (2004) Child protection policy perspectives and reform of Australian legislation. Child Abuse Review, 13(4), pp. 234-245.

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Abstract

Legislative responsibility for child protection has become a major theme in the international human rights arena and a major policy issue within early childhood education and care. This paper examines child protection policy and legislation in Australia and measures that are being employed to safeguard children and childhood within contexts that are seen as increasingly risky. Juxtaposing perspectives on child protection and child liberation, it examines the protective responsibilities specified in legislation in the context of predominantly adult agendas.

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ID Code: 6526
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: a.farrell@qut.edu.au
Keywords: child protection, human rights, Australian legislation, child abuse
DOI: 10.1002/car.849
ISSN: 0952-9136
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 02 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:07

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