Implementation of child rights in the children's homes in Malaysia

Nalasami, P.R. and Bakar, S.H.A. and Yusoff, J.Z. and Wahab, H.A. and Omar, N. and Islam, M.R. (2015) Implementation of child rights in the children's homes in Malaysia. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 9 (3). pp. 232-244. ISSN 1753-1411, DOI

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The objective of this study was to examine the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the Children Homes under the Social Welfare Department (SWD) in Malaysia. Data was collected from 402 registered children who were staying in six Children Homes across the country. This study employed self-report surveys where multiple data collection methods, such as face-to-face structured interviews, key informant interviews (KIIs), and documentation survey, were used. The study found that the SWD failed to comply with most of the commitments of CRC in Children Homes at its implementation level, and it is still needs based. The findings of this study present important guidelines for government and policy makers in improving child welfare services in the Children Homes in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child rights; Child welfare service; Children homes; Malaysia; Needs and rights
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2015 05:39
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2015 04:11

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