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Title: Voice and young people in State care in Ireland
Author: Glynn, Carole
ISNI:       0000 0004 6057 839X
Awarding Body: University of South Wales
Current Institution: University of South Wales
Date of Award: 2016
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Human rights progressed significantly during the latter half of the 20th century; however their development is challenged in the early 21st century as issues of global economic, political and financial concern dominate international agendas. In Ireland, children's rights have been particularly slow to progress, experiencing a 20 year delay between the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992 and the referendum to enable its Articles in 2012. This research is motivated by that referendum, in examining how the child's right to voice has been implemented for those in State care as of 2016. The study evaluates the extent of voice for those young people and identifies what voice means in this context. The research contributes to an expansion of existing knowledge regarding participation through voice, by considering the experience of vulnerable service users who need support in a service prescribed by statute. It also highlights the current gaps in realising the right to voice for those in care, which is of social and cultural significance. Lastly the study is of value to the service provider, who is responsible for ensuring that all the young people in care are afforded opportunities to exercise their right to voice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.B.A.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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