Childhood and the law
by The Open University
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
This pathway starts its exploration of security in childhood with the laws surrounding conception, in the cases of need to know our roots – tracing birth parents, then moves on to viewpoints from social workers, parents who have been wrongly accused of abuse, and one young girl’s experience of living in care. What determines if and when a child is removed from their home? What impact does living in care have on a child's trajectory towards adulthood? And how does this vary from country to country?
This pathway can be seen as a first step towards grasping how and when childhood and the law intersect.
||The family services unit||Marina Shaw works with the family services unit, a voluntary group who work with families affected by drug and alcohol misuse. She describes the focus and examples of her work, along with helpful advice.||13:55||Free||View in iTunes|
||Adoption and donor tracing||Adoption lawyers and researchers of assisted conception discuss the rights of artificially-conceived and adopted children and their parents.||22:34||Free||View in iTunes|
||Children and the law||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||Parents against injustice||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||Experiences of social work||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
||Life after care||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Children and violence: an introductory, international and interdisciplinary approach||Children are subject to many forms of adversity, for example, poverty or ill health. However, a significant form of adversity experienced by children in many different regions of the world is violence. The form of violence against children varies widely||--||Free||View in iTunes|