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Social Work with Children and Families

Social Work with Children and Families

Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to help protect some of the most vulnerable people in society.

Social Work with Children and Families

2012 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Working with Abused Children

Focus on the Child

Working with abused children is a demanding and emotionally charged area of practice in which practitioners must balance sensitivity with statutory obligation. This thoroughly updated new edition emphasises the need for a central focus on the …

Author:
Celia Doyle

2011 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Working with Children and Young People

Co-constructing Practice

Traditional ways of working with children and young people are giving way to new practices. Where practice solutions previously tended to be imposed on children and young people, professionals are now looking to engage them as vital partners in …

Authors:
Lindsay O’Dell, Stephen Leverett

2011 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Children and Young People’s Spaces

Developing Practice


This reader takes debates about children's services forward by drawing on ideas based in social pedagogy and arguing that the concept of 'space' is crucial to relationships and practices with children and young people. It will stimulate students …

Editors:
Pam Foley, Stephen Leverett

2003 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Gender and Child Protection

It has been widely noted in the social work literature that the practice of child protection is highly gendered. When it comes to child abuse, women come under more scrutiny and men, who are more likely to present a risk of harm to children, are …

Author:
Jonathan Scourfield
Editor:
Jo Campling

2007 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Cross-Cultural Child Development for Social Workers

An Introduction

Social workers today operate in an increasingly ethnically diverse society, yet many of the models that they use fail to reflect that diversity.
Lena Robinson's exciting and innovative text draws on literature from Britain and North America to …

Author:
Lena Robinson

2018 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Effective Practice with Looked After Children

Since the key developments that policy and research have undergone over the course of the past years, meeting the specific needs of looked after children is a priority for modern social work policy and practice. This comprehensive text combines an …

Author:
Robin Sen

2018 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Child-Centred Social Work: Theory and Practice

With an emphasis on professional expectations, values and practice skills such as building trust, listening and advocacy, this textbook helps enable social workers base their practice with children and young people on a truly child-centred model.

Author:
Vivienne Barnes

2014 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Child Protection

How do you apply the principles, structures and processes of the law to everyday practice? Drawing on a wealth of contemporary case examples, this handy pocket book demystifies the legislation on child protection and demonstrates the practical …

Author:
Kim Holt

2017 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection

For decades, child protection systems have striven to provide responsive services to vulnerable children and families in the face of the constant change and instability caused by the bureaucratization of child protection. This book lends a …

Author:
Marie Connolly

2016 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Supporting Families

From time to time all families face predicaments, and use their own resources to overcome them. However, sometimes these resources are insufficient and they need help. Through the use of richly detailed practice examples and case studies, this …

Author:
Terence O’Sullivan

2017 | Human Development and Psychology | Book

Early Childhood Studies

A Multidisciplinary Approach

The new go-to text for Early Childhood Studies, this comprehensive book provides an essential introduction to the field. Written in a fresh and interesting style, the book covers topics such as early childhood in a global context; historical and ...

Author:
Jennifer Willan

2007 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Issues for Policy and Practice

This text explores the challenges and possibilities of working with asylum seeking children and young people, including the different aspects of resettlement, alongside the development and sustainability of good standards of practice. A valuable …

Authors:
Ravi K. S. Kohli, Fiona Mitchell

2011 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Child Protection Practice

How do practitioners step up to the professional challenge of keeping children safe? Leading author Harry Ferguson draws on his own research, personal experience and real-life case studies to challenge the way we think about child protection. This …

Author:
Harry Ferguson

2005 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Social Work with Young People in Care

Looking after children in theory and practice

This text offers a clear and balanced introduction to social work with children and young people who are looked after away from home. The book explains the context in which children are looked after, the range of services available, and the …

Author:
Nigel Thomas
Editor:
Jo Campling

2010 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

A Universal Child?

Addressing questions about the cultural specificity of childhood, the complementary value of psychological, biological and social understandings of children, and the impact of policy and law on how children are dealt with and perceived, this will …

Author:
Roger Smith

2015 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Best Practice with Children and Families

Critical Social Work Stories

Social work practice with children, young people and families is complex, highly skilled - and fascinating. Writing about social work increasingly acknowledges the complexities and uncertainties of practice but rarely features the voice of the …

Authors:
Barry Cooper, Jean Gordon, Andy Rixon

2012 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Social Work with Children and Families

Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the field of social work with children and …

Editor:
Martin Davies

2015 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Youth Justice

This book provides social work practitioners and allied professionals with an applied understanding of the formal legislation, policy and guidance relating to young people who are considered 'at risk' of, accused of, or convicted of involvement in …

Author:
Jo Staines

2011 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Children’s Perspectives on Integrated Services

Every Child Matters in Policy and Practice

Launching Palgrave's new Interagency Working in Health and Social Care series, this book provides one of the first reflective assessments of the Every Child Matters legacy of New Labour. Woven through with the voice of the child, it examines the …

Author:
Mary Kellett

2013 | Social Work with Children and Families | Book

Child Neglect

Planning and Intervention

Neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment in developed countries and it comes in many forms. From evaluating the effects of neglect on the child to looking at root causes, this wide-ranging book offers evidence-based, practical …

Author:
Jan Horwath