Child Welfare in the UK, 1948 – 1998

  • ID: 2221399
  • Book
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 224 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the last 50 years of developments within child welfare since the introduction of the Children′s Act in 1948. There have been significant and complex changes in terms of legislation, policy, practice, and public relation. This text analyses the policies and trends, examining critically both positive and negative consequences from their introduction. It considers the major themes and achievements and their effect on child welfare and the provision of services.
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Introduction; Part 1 – The Wider Context of Child Welfare: Ideology, politics and policy; Child welfare: whose responsibility?; Children still in need indeed – prevention across five decades; Childrens rights. Part 2 – Policy and Practice in the Delivery of Care: Social work with children and families; Children in need and abused: interprofessional and interagency responses; Trends in foster care and adoption; The Children Act 1948: residential care; Leaving care: reflections and challenges; Juvenile justice in England and Wales and in Scotland since the 1948 Childrens Act (plus ca change); Concluding reflections, Index.
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"A readable and informative text"Child Psychology & Psychiatry

The text is clearly written and the book should be of value to social work students as a work of reference in terms of major legislation and as a critical assessment of past and present policy. Aslib Book Guide

Students, educators and scholars will find the book definitely worthwhile and a source of stimulating ideas and themes for further research and debate Child & Family Social Work

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