A literature review examining access to independent advocacy in Children’s Services: the relationship between theory and the realities of practice

Freeman, Hannah (2014) A literature review examining access to independent advocacy in Children’s Services: the relationship between theory and the realities of practice. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Advocacy is an integral part of Children’s Services, challenging oppression and discrimination, and empowering children and young people to ensure that their rights are respected, and views and wishes heard. This study conducted a literature review into independent advocacy, critically examining the notion of advocacy, and access to advocacy in children’s services. The study examined social work relationships and policies in order to understand the inconsistency of theory and practice in relation to advocacy services provided. The study recommends empirical research in order to ensure the continued place of advocacy on political agendas, calls for heightened education of advocacy to improve understanding, and advises a legislative framework that requires local authorities to provide evidence of nature of services to provide to improve access of advocacy for children and young people.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:53
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15398

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