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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Anne
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorTapp, Pauline
dc.identifier.citationSmith, A., Taylor, N., & Tapp, P. (2003). Rethinking Children’s Involvement in Decision-Making after Parental Separation. Childhood, 10(2), 201–216. doi:10.1177/0907568203010002006en
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that the assumption that it is a burden of responsibility for children to be involved in family or legal decision-making is problematic. Each child and family situation is unique, and children's perspectives provide valuable information on this. Children can communicate their views, intentions and difficulties provided that their social contexts and adult partners are sensitive to their perspectives. Within this context, the assumption that children lack sufficient age and maturity to participate in decision-making is questionable. The key issue is not the child's competence, but the adults' ability to provide a trusting, supportive and reciprocal relationship within which the child's voice and participation can be facilitated.en_NZ
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectparental separationen_NZ
dc.subjectchildren's perspectivesen_NZ
dc.subjectchildren's viewsen_NZ
dc.subjectchild inclusionen_NZ
dc.subjectfamily law proceedingsen_NZ
dc.titleRethinking Children's Involvement in Decision-Making after Parental Separationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolCopyright © 2003, © SAGE Publicationsen_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statementCopyright © 2003, © SAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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