De la carrera de obstáculos al balón prisionero en la participación infantil: desafíos en las prácticas profesionales

Translated title of the contribution: From obstacle race to dodgeball in children's participation: challenges in professional practices

Esther Mercado García*, Paul McCafferty

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Abstract

Background and purpose: Although article 12 of the Convention the Rights of Boys and Girls stipulates that they have the right to express their wishes and participate in the decisions that affect them, this remains a great challenge for social work professionals. The objective of this work is to identify the obstacles to child participation. Methods: Qualitative study using the state-of-the-art study in relation to the participation of boys and girls in protection systems. Searches were carried out in three academic journals: two Spanish and an international journal whose fundamental objective is the participation of children and the girls. A search protocol was established, including articles from the year 2019 until the year 2022. Findings: The results indicate that the participation of children and girls in decision-making is limited, and their participation is subjective. Conclusions and implications: Conceptualizations of participation continue to reflect traditional approaches and bureaucracy and worker attitudes impact participation.
Translated title of the contributionFrom obstacle race to dodgeball in children's participation: challenges in professional practices
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationVI Congresso Iberoamericano de Intervençao Social-Infância e Juventude: Proceedings
EditorsAdriana Neves, Idalina Machado, Madalena Sofia Oliveira, Maria Sidalina Almeida, Paula Oliveira
PublisherCarviçais: Lema d‘Origem.
Chapter4
Pages353-365
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789899114661
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • children's participation
  • UNCRC
  • child welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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