This dedicated practitioners? text deals comprehensively with the rights of the child in the context of day-to-day practice within the domestic jurisdiction. It enumerates and discusses the law and practice of children’s rights, with a view to facilitating the greater articulation and consistent application of these rights in daily legal practice. The book contains chapters dealing with each of the key rights and their application within the domestic courts, as guaranteed by European and International instruments such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This new edition has been comprehensively revised and expanded throughout to provide a detailed reference text for legal practitioners dealing with and representing children and families in England and Wales. It examines fully the relevant case-law and appends the key legal instruments. This title is essential reading for all child law practitioners including barristers, solicitors, social workers, CAFCASS officers, probation officers and the Youth Offending Service, local authorities, law students and academics.