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Challenging the Politics of Early InterventionWho's 'saving' Children and Why

Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'saving' Children and Why

Val Gillies, Rosalind Edwards, and Nicola Horsley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447324096
eISBN:
9781447324119
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324096.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

So often, the ills of society are blamed on negligent parenting, leading to the development of social service policies built around the concept of early intervention. Interrogating this concept, this ... More

Champions for childrenThe lives of modern child care pioneers

Champions for children: The lives of modern child care pioneers

Bob Holman

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343536
eISBN:
9781447301653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343536.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Numerous books have been written about Victorian child-care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about more recent child-care and welfare pioneers. This book looks at the lives ... More

Change and continuity in children's services

Change and continuity in children's services

Roy Parker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447322221
eISBN:
9781447322238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322221.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

There are, sadly, children whose lives are severely blighted by abuse, by neglect and by separation from their parents. Ways have been devised to protect and care for them. Some have been ... More

Changing AdolescenceSocial Trends and Mental Health

Changing Adolescence: Social Trends and Mental Health

Ann Hagell (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781447301042
eISBN:
9781447307242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301042.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The general well-being of British adolescents has been the topic of considerable debate in recent years, but too often this is based on myth rather than fact. Are today's young people more stressed, ... More

Child protection and mental health servicesInterprofessional responses to the needs of mothers

Child protection and mental health services: Interprofessional responses to the needs of mothers

Nicky Stanley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344274
eISBN:
9781447301707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344274.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Health and social care professionals are constantly exhorted to work collaboratively. This book reports on research which examines inter-professional work with families in which mothers have a mental ... More

Child slavery nowA contemporary reader

Child slavery now: A contemporary reader

Gary Craig (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426109
eISBN:
9781447301714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426109.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Most slave trades were abolished during the nineteenth century, yet there remain millions of people in slavery today, amongst them approximately 210 million children in slavery, trafficked, debt ... More

Childcare marketsCan they deliver an equitable service?

Childcare markets: Can they deliver an equitable service?

Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429339
eISBN:
9781447307679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429339.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The viability, quality and sustainability of publicly supported early childhood education and care services is a lively issue in many countries, especially since the rights of the child imply equal ... More

Children caring for parents with mental illnessPerspectives of young carers, parents and professionals

Children caring for parents with mental illness: Perspectives of young carers, parents and professionals

Jo Aldridge

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344007
eISBN:
9781447301776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Little is known about the experiences of children living in families affected by severe and enduring mental illness. This book provides an in-depth study of children and young people caring for ... More

Children, families and social exclusionNew approaches to prevention

Children, families and social exclusion: New approaches to prevention

Kate Morris

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349668
eISBN:
9781447301806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349668.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Many policy and practice initiatives that aim to prevent social exclusion focus on children and young people. This book considers new approaches to understanding the complexities of prevention, and ... More

Children, risk and safety on the internetResearch and policy challenges in comparative perspective

Children, risk and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847428837
eISBN:
9781447307723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focusing on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they should cope. ... More

Children's agency, children's welfareA dialogical approach to child development, policy and practice

Children's agency, children's welfare: A dialogical approach to child development, policy and practice

Carolus van Nijnatten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424891
eISBN:
9781447301837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424891.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Human development is about the growth of agency, which is developed in interaction with parents and families but if parental agency is insufficient, agency in the form of child welfare will be ... More

Coming to careThe work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Julia Brannen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book contributes to the understanding of care and care work in children's services in Britain in the early twenty-first century. It provides insights into the factors that influence why people ... More

Critical Geographies of Childhood and YouthContemporary Policy and Practice

Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds ... More

Developing reflective practiceMaking sense of social work in a world of change

Developing reflective practice: Making sense of social work in a world of change

Helen Martyn (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342386
eISBN:
9781447302032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book employs a unique ‘bottom-up’ approach to learning. Vivid examples of social work practice with children and families are presented, providing real life illustrations of the dilemmas and ... More

The emotional politics of social work and child protection

The emotional politics of social work and child protection

Joanne Warner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318422
eISBN:
9781447318446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

For 40 years or more, social work and child protection have been subject to accelerating cycles of crisis and reform. Each crisis involves intense media and political scrutiny and public outcry ... More

Environment in the Lives of Children and FamiliesPerspectives from India and the UK

Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK

Ann Phoenix, Janet Boddy, Catherine Walker, and Uma Vennam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447339199
eISBN:
9781447339229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339199.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book presents innovative international research into how the term “environment” is understood within families and how that plays out in everyday lives. Based on a study that involved creative ... More

Exploring concepts of child well-beingImplications for children's services

Exploring concepts of child well-being: Implications for children's services

Nick Axford

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420657
eISBN:
9781447302278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420657.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Policy reforms to children's services in the UK and elsewhere encourage a greater focus on outcomes defined in terms of child well-being. Yet for this to happen, we need not only a better ... More

Grassroots Youth WorkPolicy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

Tania De St Croix

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447328599
eISBN:
9781447328612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328599.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book provides a rich and detailed understanding of the experiences and perspectives of grassroots youth workers in England. Drawing on three years of qualitative research and written by an ... More

Growing up with risk

Growing up with risk

Betsy Thom, Rosemary Sales, and Jenny Pearce (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347329
eISBN:
9781447302469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347329.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book provides a critical analysis of ways in which risk assessment and management – now a pervasive element of contemporary policy and professional practice – are defined and applied in policy, ... More

Kids onlineOpportunities and risks for children

Kids online: Opportunities and risks for children

Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424396
eISBN:
9781447302643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424396.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

As the internet and new online technologies are becoming embedded in everyday life, there are increasing questions about their social implications and consequences. Children, young people, and their ... More

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