Publisher: Bristol University Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 299 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 10 mm
"A stimulating textbook with very contemporary and contested approches to child care in both policy and practice." Gillian Ruth, University of Sussex.
"This book offers challenges to students' perceptions of the accepted ceonception of child protection. It enables them to interrogate safeguarding in the broader social policy concept and develop their own understanding of a critical narrative." John Grace, Newman University College.
"Marvellous, challenging and engaging." Professor the Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University
"This book provides a very welcome oasis in the current desert of punitive and unhelpful public and professional rhetoric about the ends and means of child protection. For practitioners, policy makers and academics this honest and informed discussion of key issues should prove a source of support and intellectual stimulus." Professor Jane Tunstill, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, Kings College London
"A sustained and passionate argument that urges us to think differently about the work that we do and the families with whom we engage." Brid Featherstone, Sue White and Kate Morris.
"All social workers should read and digest this important book." Dr Steve Rowgowski, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
"An indispensable analysis delivered with great intellectual rigour and passion that shows how three decades of child protection have isolated the child, turned parents into the invisible enemy and side-lined the rich assets to be found in relationships that can and should be mended." Yvonne Roberts, Chief Leader Writer, The Observer
"This timely text's erudite and compelling analysis challenges us to rethink our protective approaches and practice. Its conceptual and ethical framework is essential for those seeking to reform child protection." Bob Lonne, Professor of Social Work, Queensland University of Technology
"This collaboration between three highly respected social work educators draws on their practice and research experience. It speaks to a model of relationship-based, empathic, practice with children, their parents and wider families that is both humane and realistic about the need to combine protection with professional discretion and creative helping. It is essential reading for both new and experienced social workers at a time when the components of child and family social work, and of qualifying and post-qualifying education, are hotly contested." Emeritus Professor June Thoburn, University of East Anglia
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