The Human Rights Act is a major landmark in the British legal system. In law it will have a profound effect on services for children. How can you be sure to use the Act in the best interests of children and young people? This book, written by a practising barrister, is an accessible and practical introduction to the Act. It sets out the main articles and describes how they can be used to benefit children and young people. It highlights the issues that surround each article, and provides case studies and checklists. "Children and the Human Rights Act" also provides relevant links with other legislation and conventions, e.g. the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. If your work involves children and young people then this should be of interest. It should be of particular interest to staff in social services, education, health and voluntary organizations.