Childhood - changes to the status of children


March of progress view:

The march of progress view argues that, over the past few centuries, the position of children in western societies has been steadily improving and today is better than it has ever been 


Legal - work restrictions, compulsory education

Rights of the child - Every child has basic fundamental rights, including life, survival, protection from violence etc.

Protections and Welfare services - UK has a minister for children and families social services purpose is to protect and support families

Child centeredness - Quality over quantity. Families have less children to ensure they can give the children they have the best possible start in life. Decisions are made with the best interests of the child in mind, from what to eat, to where to holiday and if to move house 

Conflict View:

Children still experience conflict in society. Different children will have different…


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