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Re-imagining child protectionTowards humane social work with families$
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Brid Featherstone, Sue White, and Kate Morris

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308027

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.001.0001

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(p.1) One Introduction
Re-imagining child protection

Brid Featherstone

Sue White

Kate Morris

Policy Press

This chapter explores the rationale for the book and locates contemporary developments within differing perspectives on the relationship between the state and families. It outlines the key questions to be explored in the book and argues for an ethical problematic that is rooted in an understanding of the impact of living in a very unequal society on relationships between social workers and families as well as within families.

Keywords:   inequality, unequal society, humane, family relationships, social work relationships

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