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Moving forward : towards a rights-based paradigm for young people transitioning out of care

Quinn, Neil and Davidson, Jennifer and Milligan, Ian and Elsley, Susan and Cantwell, Nigel (2017) Moving forward : towards a rights-based paradigm for young people transitioning out of care. International Social Work, 60 (1). pp. 140-155. ISSN 0020-8728

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    This article proposes that the new UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children usher in a new international rights-based policy framework for care-leavers. It acknowledges the global nature f the concerns, reviews a growing body of international literature and examines key debates, illustrated by policy orientations and practice examples drawn from the authors’ experience of developing Moving Forward (Cantwell, Davidson, Elsley, Milligan, and Quinn, 2012), the Guidelines’ international implementation handbook. A number of themes emerge, particularly the value of intangible emotional supports for young care-leavers. The traditional lack of a rights-oriented discourse in this area suggests more strategic collaborative efforts by a range of actors are needed.