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Child Social Work Policy and Practice

by Derek Kirton SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2008
ISBN:
9781412920551
Format:
Pbk 240 pages
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This book offers an authoritative overview of child care policy and practice in the UK. It covers assessment and family support services, understanding child maltreatment and protection, the care of looked after children, including the contribution of adoption, foster and residential care, services for those leaving care and barriers facing disabled children and their families.

Child Social Work Policy and Practice reflects the complexity and contested nature of children's needs, rights and interests and relationships between family and state. It analyses relevant debates and research and highlights practice issues and dilemmas. Readers are also directed to sources of further information on topics they may wish to explore in more depth. At the end of each chapter, there is guidance for further reading, resources for practice and questions for discussion.

The book is aimed at social work practitioners and students, both qualifying and post-qualifying, at allied professionals working with children and families and at undergraduate students in Childhood Studies or Social Policy.

`A key text in the exploration of social, political and historical changes around child social care. It offers a broad overview of key themes in all areas and aspects of child care within the UK. It is an essential resource for students studying the degree in social work and will support and encourage their knowledge of fundamental issues' - Sarah Thomas, Programme Director BA (Hons) Social Work, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

CONTENTS:

Child Care Policy and Practice
Assessment of Children and Families
services for Children in Need
Prevention and Family Support
Safeguarding Children
Contemporary Policy and Practice
Understanding Child Maltreatment: 'Causes' and Consequences
Looked After Children
The State as Parent
Choice, Stability and Permanence
Placements for Looked After Children
Young People Leaving Care
Disabled Children and Young People
Delivering Children's Services
Contemporary Issues and Future Directions