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Human Rights and Social Care : Putting Rights into Practice, Paperback / softback Book

Human Rights and Social Care : Putting Rights into Practice Paperback / softback

Part of the Policy and Practice in Health and Social Care series

Paperback / softback


Sam Smith explores the development of a human rights based approach to social care, thus she contributes to the development of a culture of awareness of human rights that challenges the perception of human rights law and practice being solely the preserve of lawyers.

By approaching human rights in an accessible and informative manner, Sam Smith demystifies human rights in their social care context.Starting with a brief historical summary of the development of human rights from the UN Charter 1945 through to the development of the European Convention on Human Rights, Sam Smith explores the differing approaches to the development of Civil and Political Rights and Economic Social and Cultural Rights.

Particular attention is given to the development of specific convention rights such as those embodied in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the implications that these convention rights have for social care policy and practice.The book is structured to explore particular areas of social care (client groups) and makes use of thought-provoking practical examples and case studies to illustrate how human rights theory can enhance social care in practice.

While the focus of the book is on the development of Human Rights and Social Care in Scotland, a review of international policy developments is undertaken in each area, to provide scope for comparative analysis and the cross-jurisdiction applications of its key themes.


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