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New Directions in Children’s Welfare

Professionals, Policy and Practice

Authors: Pinkney, Sharon

  • Provides an important up-to-date review of contemporary child protection issues
  • Brings together a range of academic debates and dilemmas around professionals, policy and practices in the often fraught area of child welfare 
  • Combines aspects of sociological and psychological / development theory in unique ways to make the case for different approaches to social work practice
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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54539-8
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • Due: February 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54538-1
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About this book

This book makes a distinctive contribution to reflections on what child-centred practice means in the complex area of child welfare. With a theoretical framework informed by insights from a number of disciplinary perspectives, the author pays particular attention to psychosocial, emotional, sensory and spatial influences. The book applies its ideas to case studies, in order to reflect on the contemporary landscape of children’s services within the UK. The book sets out the way policy and law establish a complex terrain for contemporary child welfare practice. At a time when the government demands clear answers to perceived child protection failings, Pinkney carefully reflects upon the complexity involved in protecting children. 

This timely re-examination of child welfare will appeal to social work and children’s services professionals; policy makers; as well as students and scholars of social work, childhood studies and social policy.

About the authors

Sharon Pinkney is  Course Director, Childhood Studies at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

 

Reviews

“With its interdisciplinary theoretical framework, wide-ranging case studies and movingly reflexive approach to the sensory and the emotional, it will be an invaluable resource for research, teaching and practice and for all those who want to know more about this most important yet contested field of work.” (Janet Fink, University of Huddersfield, UK)

“Well-written and thought provoking, providing many profound insights into the complex challenges facing the contemporary social worker.” (Nick Frost, Leeds Beckett University, UK)

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54539-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54538-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Directions in Children’s Welfare
Book Subtitle
Professionals, Policy and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54539-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54539-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54538-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 238
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