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Protecting Children: A Social Model

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris, and Sue White


The state is increasingly experienced as both intrusive and neglectful, particularly by those living in poverty, leading to loss of trust and widespread feelings of alienation and disconnection. Against this tense background, this innovative book argues that child protection policies and practices have become part of the problem, rather than ensuring children's well-being and safety. Building on the ideas in the best-selling Re-imagining Child Protection and drawing together a wide range of social theorists and disciplines, the book challenges existing notions of child protection, revealing th ... More

Keywords: child protection policy, child protection practices, families, communities, child safety

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447332732
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332732.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brid Featherstone, author
University of Huddersfield

Anna Gupta, author
University of London

Kate Morris, author
University of Sheffield