Child Welfare Policy and Practice: Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research (Paperback)Dorota Iwaniec (editor), Malcolm Hill (editor), Moira Borland (author of contributions), Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon (author of contributions), Kathryn Higgins (author of contributions), Patrick McCrystal (author of contributions), Bernadette Monaghan (author of contributions), Marina Monteith (author of contributions), Andrew Percy (author of contributions), Satnam Singh (author of contributions)
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Child Welfare Policy and Practice - Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research explores the implications of recent research for all those concerned with child welfare and social work. It addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention.
The book deals with social care issues that are common within the UK as well as covering specific aspects of Scottish and Irish child welfare. The current areas of concern covered by the contributors include:
the development of children's service plans
operationalisation of recent child care legislation
management of the transition of young people with disabilities from childhood to adulthood
use of live video links with child witnesses.
The book also discusses the results of a long term, follow-up study of twenty years duration of failure-to-thrive children.
In conclusion the book puts forward recommendations for influencing future policy and practice in child care. It is essential reading for social work students, social work policy-makers, day care and social workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and psychologists.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 462 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 16 mm
A central aim of the book is to demonstrate the importance of research evidence in informing practice and policy in respect of children in need. To a very large degree it achieves this aim. Overall this book should be helpful to busy professionals as it provides useful summaries of research. -- YoungMinds Magazine