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Growing up with risk

Betsy Thom, Rosemary Sales, and Jenny Pearce


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, theory, and practice in relation to children and young people. Drawing on conceptual frameworks from across the social sciences, it examines contrasting perspectives on risk that occur in different policy domains and professional and lay discourses, discussing the dilemmas of response which arise from these sometimes-contested viewpoints – from playground safety to risks associated with youthful su ... More

Keywords: risk assessment, risk management, policy, theory, practice, children, young people, playground safety, substance use, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347329
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347329.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Betsy Thom, editor

Rosemary Sales, editor

Jenny Pearce, editor

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