Child advocacy

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Child advocacy refers to a range of individuals, professionals and advocacy organizations who speak out on the best interests of children.wikipedia
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Child abuse

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An individual or organization engaging in advocacy typically seeks to protect children's rights which may be abridged or abused in a number of areas.
Definitions of child maltreatment can vary across the sectors of society which deal with the issue, such as child protection agencies, legal and medical communities, public health officials, researchers, practitioners, and child advocates.

Children's ombudsman

Children's CommissionerOmbudsman for ChildrenOffice of the Children's Commissioner
Several countries have established Children's Ombudsman agencies, at national, sub-national or local levels, as independent public bodies promoting and protecting the rights of children.
The agencies usually have a substantial degree of independence from the executive, and generally operate as specialised ombudsman offices or national human rights institutions, dealing with individual complaints, intervening with other public authorities, conducting research, and – where their mandate permits them to engage in advocacy – generally promoting children's rights in public policy, law and practice.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

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On the international stage, the United Nations has long advocated on behalf of children through UNICEF, whose position on children was formulated and publicly formalized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Advocacy

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An individual or organization engaging in advocacy typically seeks to protect children's rights which may be abridged or abused in a number of areas.

Children's rights

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An individual or organization engaging in advocacy typically seeks to protect children's rights which may be abridged or abused in a number of areas.

Justice

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A child advocate will try to prevent children from being harmed and may try to obtain justice for those who have already been injured in some way.

Education

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A child advocate may also seek to ensure that children have access to positive influences or services which will benefit their lives such as education, childcare and proper parenting.

Child care

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A child advocate may also seek to ensure that children have access to positive influences or services which will benefit their lives such as education, childcare and proper parenting.

Parenting

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A child advocate may also seek to ensure that children have access to positive influences or services which will benefit their lives such as education, childcare and proper parenting.

Community

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Other child advocates exist in school, community, and home environments, and work on an individual, group or governmental level(s) to protect and nurture children.

Individual

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Other child advocates exist in school, community, and home environments, and work on an individual, group or governmental level(s) to protect and nurture children.

Social group

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Other child advocates exist in school, community, and home environments, and work on an individual, group or governmental level(s) to protect and nurture children.

Government

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Other child advocates exist in school, community, and home environments, and work on an individual, group or governmental level(s) to protect and nurture children.

Wales

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In Wales the Welsh Assembly Government has set up the National Advocacy Meic helpline which allows children to talk directly to advocates.

Welsh Government

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In Wales the Welsh Assembly Government has set up the National Advocacy Meic helpline which allows children to talk directly to advocates.

Provinces and territories of Canada

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Eight Canadian provinces, including Ontario, have an official child advocate whose job it is to protect the interests and welfare of all the children in the province.

Ontario

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Eight Canadian provinces, including Ontario, have an official child advocate whose job it is to protect the interests and welfare of all the children in the province.

Criminal justice

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Within the criminal justice system, child advocates are concerned with the developmental needs of children and young people, and can play an important role in ensuring due process rights for young people in conflict with the law.

Due process

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Within the criminal justice system, child advocates are concerned with the developmental needs of children and young people, and can play an important role in ensuring due process rights for young people in conflict with the law.

Law

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Within the criminal justice system, child advocates are concerned with the developmental needs of children and young people, and can play an important role in ensuring due process rights for young people in conflict with the law.

Right to privacy

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They can help provide a voice for children and young people, ensure just and humane conditions of custody, and guard the privacy rights surrounding record provisions.

Robert E. Cramer

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In 1985, Congressman Robert E. "Bud" Cramer (AL), who was then a District Attorney, organized an effort to create a better system to help abused children.

United Nations

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On the international stage, the United Nations has long advocated on behalf of children through UNICEF, whose position on children was formulated and publicly formalized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF

United Nations Children's FundUnited Nations Children’s FundUnited Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
On the international stage, the United Nations has long advocated on behalf of children through UNICEF, whose position on children was formulated and publicly formalized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Respect

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One thing that all child advocates have in common is healthy respect for young children.