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dc.contributor.authorBrooks, F.
dc.contributor.authorShemmings, D.
dc.identifier.citationBrooks , F & Shemmings , D 2008 , ' Guest editorial : Health and social care needs of children and young people ' , Health and Social Care in the Community , vol. 16 , no. 3 , pp. 219-221 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 136458
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5453
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 42249090396
dc.descriptionThe definitive version is available at : Copyright Blackwell [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractInfants, children and adolescents make up 40% of the world's population; moreover, the population of adolescents, at 1.2 billion, is higher now than at any time in human history (UNFPA 2003). The responsibility of national governments to ensure the protection of children and young people is clearly enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (entry into force 1990). Embedded in four core principles of non-discrimination: devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child, the convention encompasses the protection of children's rights by setting standards in health care and education, legal, civil and social services. However, young people remain among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in most populations, with over half of the world's population of adolescents living in poverty (UNFPA 2003). The World Health Organisation secretariat reported in 2001 that despite advances in the health and development outcomes of young people since the 1950s, at the start of the 21st century progress has slowed. Globally, provision for essential interventions that address the health needs of young people remain ‘modest’ and, in particular, adolescents still lack ‘environments that support their development and increase their access to information, skills and health services’ (WHO Executive Board 2001).en
dc.relation.ispartofHealth and Social Care in the Community
dc.titleGuest editorial : Health and social care needs of children and young peopleen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth, Young People and Family Lives
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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