Small Voices: Children's Rights and Representation in Social Work Research

Wendy Cousins, Sharon Milner

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The persons who are social work's constituencies are typically disenfranchised and excluded. This is particularly the case with children whose voices are routinely suppressed. This paper outlines why Children's Article 12 Rights under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to express their views on all matters concerning them should also apply to social work research. The ethical issues around research with children are explored and a number of different research methods are outlined in order to offer a starting point for social workers wishing to place children's viewpoints and voices at the centre of their research
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-457
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2007


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