Ascertaining the perspectives of young children in care. Case studies using reality boxes

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Abstract

This article describes the use of an innovative method, reality boxes, to elicit the perspectives of children, ages four to seven years, in state care. Using examples from a broader research project based on children in Northern Ireland, which was concerned with their participation rights, the article considers how the children used the boxes to express their views. Informed by a child rights-based approach, the article highlights the processes and practices involved and concludes by stressing the potential importance of this method, used in the context of this framework, in social work practice with young children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalChildren and Society
Volumex
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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