Understanding Children's Social Care
Politics, Policy and Practice
- Nick Frost - Leeds Beckett University
- Nigel Parton - University of Huddersfield, UK
Child Protection | Politics of Education | Social Work - Children
David Berridge, Professor of Child and Family Welfare, University of Bristol
"Clear yet thorough; practical yet politically insightful; complicated yet coherent ... this book will appeal to those who want to get an overview of the territory, but also to those who wish to drill down deeper and understand the theoretical underpinning of government policies"
Martin C Calder, Honorary Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam Univeristy
This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview and critical analysis of children's social care in England following the introduction of Every Child Matters and the 2007 Children's Plan. Up-to-date and accessible, the book examines the key issues surrounding child care policy, politics and legislation, and the implications they have for practice.
The book is organised into three sections:
- From Children's Departments to Departments of Children's Services analyses the historical and political changes in the children's service since 1948.
- Different Service Areas provides a critical review of the main service areas, including safeguarding and child protection.
- Current Issues and Future Prospects considers the main challenges and future prospects for children's social care.
Essential reading for those studying child social care on programmes in social work, childhood studies and social policy, the book will also interest postgraduates and practitioners in child care.
"These two authors are always worth reading for their breadth and
originality. Their new book offers a timely and stimulating analysis of
modern children's services."
- David Berridge, Professor of Child and Family Welfare, University of Bristol
"Clear yet thorough; practical yet politically insightful; complicated yet coherent ... this book will appeal to those who want to get an overview of the territory, but also to those who wish to drill down deeper and understand the theoretical underpinning of government policies."
- Martin C Calder, Honorary Research Fellow, Sheffield Hallam Univeristy
This text provides a comprehensive historical account to child welfare in the United Kingdom and how policies have developed and changed throughout the last several decades. This would be beneficial to students who are wanting to pursue a career in the field of Children's services. Additionally, this text links theory to practical application which would enable the students to develop their own knowledge and understanding in relation to best practice.
This is a brilliant book that gives a clear overview of social care explaining policy, practice and politics.
This is an excellent text that provides students with a good insight into the contemporary issues of safeguarding policy. It also provides a good basis for students to compare theory and how it impacts on practical application.
An excellent foundation text which provides the reader with a clear and concise overview of children's social care in England. This insight is particularly useful in light of the continuing change in the provision of child social care.
Excellent book which covers many aspects of the safeguarding module.
The combination of both practice application and policy makes this a useful text across a number of modules.
Useful informative overview of many background issues affecting children's social care
Again recommended reading for the SCPHN/hv and SCPHN/sn student to give background to the policy context of their work
useful text for Health and Social Care learners studying safefguarding issues for looked after children