The Best Interests of the Child 3rd Edition (published 2020) provides a clear synopsis and interpretation of complicated child legislation and examines the implications for those working with children in Ireland in any capacity.
It is written in an easy to understand language for:
— all childcare education courses
— those teaching children
— those who are involved in the care of children in Ireland in any capacity
Includes more recent legislation such as:
Children and Family Relationship Act 2015
Children First Act 2015 and the Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017)
School Age Services Regulations 2018
Domestic Violence Act 2018
EU General Data Protection Guidelines (GDPR) 2016 and the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability ratified by Ireland 2019
Concentrates on the theme of the best interests of the Child and the right of all children to be consulted in matters which affect their lives while considering their age and stage of understanding
Emphasises the care contract which guides those charged with the protection and validation of children’s rights and how the best interests of every child which must be the foundation of working with children is enshrined in our laws.