The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child clearly states that all children have the right to protection from violence, exploitation, trafficking and other forms of physical, verbal and emotional abuse (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1989). Although some progress has been made in encouraging governments to uphold and fulfil these rights, the ill treatment of children continues to occur, at all levels and in all societies across the world: ‘These violations are under-recognised and under-reported barriers to child rights, and undermine survival, development and participation. Both the physical and psychological effects of child protection abuses can be marked, leading to lifelong consequences and profound difficulties’ (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 2009a, p. 21, 2009b).
|Journal||Diversity in Health and Social Care|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|