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Re-imagining child protection: Towards humane social work with families

Brid Featherstone, Sue White, and Kate Morris


This book draws from moral philosophy, social policy, the humanities, sociology, systems theory,psycho-social studies and the authors’ research on systems and the lived experiences of those involved with current child protection processes to challenge current directions in child protection policy and practice. It examines the language and frameworks used and addresses how they have hollowed out important moral and political issues of suffering and shame in their neglect of questions such as the following: Why do we use the language of the individual child and of child protection? What is lost ... More

Keywords: child protection, inequality, risk society, neo-liberalism, social work, families

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447308027
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brid Featherstone, author

Sue White, author

Kate Morris, author