Understanding policy development and implementation for children and young people

Una O'Connor, Louise Kinlen, Goretti Horgan, John McCord, Celia Keenahan

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This report provides academic analysis of a rights-based approach to policy in relation to children and young people in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It explores the function of policy development and implementation; maps the policy environment for children and young people in both jurisdictions; and analyses policy provisions for chidlren and young people, drawing against the General Measures of Implementation as a tool for 'good' policy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUlster University
Number of pages59
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012



  • Policy development and implementation
  • Children's rights
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • General Measures of Implementation

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