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

Julia Brannen


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 enter and leave care work, their motivations, and the intersection of their work with their family lives. Focusing on four diverse groups of workers – residential social workers, foster carers, family support workers, and community child-minders – who take on the care of vulnerable children and young people in the context of relatively low levels of qualifications, the book examines their life cours ... More

Keywords: care work, children's services, motivations, intersection, family lives, social workers, foster carers, support workers, child-minders, vulnerable children

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861348500
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Brannen, author