This book offers a practical and straightforward approach to understanding how the law protects, empowers and regulates young people's lives. The implications for the professional youth worker of a wide range of dilemmas are considered. Workers are encouraged to consider what is meant by rights and, through practical examples, to examine their own beliefs and ethical codes, particularly where they conflict with established rules.
The book combines real-life examples with discussion points on some of the key principles of law, inviting readers to consider what it means to be professional and to promote and support young peoples' rights.
Mary Maguire was raised in Northern Ireland and this has influenced her writing, which covers a wide range of civil rights issues facing young people living in marginalised communities. She is a qualified youth worker, holds both an LLB and MA in Law, Medicine and Ethics and has worked for many years in local government. She teaches law at Manchester Metropolitan University.
About this bookHuman rights, everybody's right?Autonomy and consentCapacity and mental healthSafeguarding young peopleParticipation and decision-makingDiscrimination, diversity and human rightsCrime and disorder