Contact Info.
Products List
 
VSB11-002 The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare
  Dolan, Pat/ 9781138942752/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Book Cover In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent international expertise, the book offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the policies, systems and practices that can deliver the best outcomes for children. It considers the challenges faced by children globally, and the difference families, services and professionals can make. This ambitious and far-reaching handbook is essential reading for everyone working to make the world a better and safer place for children.
   
SB11-450 Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies.
  Smith, Carmel/ 9781447308065/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies presents the contrasting perspectives of some of the leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. Using in-depth interviews, twenty-two high profile pioneers, who represent a range of disciplines and nationalities, share personal and unpublished accounts of their work and careers. They reflect upon the significant changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss the evolution of ideas underpinning the field, examine current tensions and dilemmas and explore challenges for the future. This book fills a gap by offering important insights into researchers°¶ experiences in Childhood Studies and their ideas about the central issues confronting the field. It will be of interest to students, practitioners and experienced academics from all disciplinary backgrounds who are seeking to contextualise, understand and advance our understanding of childhood, children and youth.
   
SB11-450 Policy for Play: Responding to Children's Forgotten Right.
  Voce, Adrian/ 9781447319429/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
Book Cover Play is fundamental to children°¶s health, wellbeing and development. Yet in the modern world, their space and opportunity to play is under threat. This is the first book to look in detail at children°¶s play within public policy. Using the UK government°¶s play strategy for England (2008-10) as a detailed case study, it explores states°¶ obligations to children under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the General Comment of 2013. It presents evidence that strategies for public health, education and even environmental sustainability would be more effective with a better-informed perspective about the nature of play and the importance of allowing children more time and space for it. The book throws down a challenge to both play advocates and governments, to make effective policy that respects, protects and fulfils children°¶s right to play as a priority. It is an essential tool for practitioners and campaigners around the world.
   
SB11-446 Change and Continuity in Children's Services.
  Parker, Roy/ 9781447322221/ Price:ĘG 82.99
 
Book Cover This collection of 12 new and revised essays on child care and children°¶s services, written by leading child welfare historian Roy Parker, draws on his lifetime of research in this area. By exploring various topics these essays explain significant political, economic, legal and ideological aspects of this history from the mid-1850s. This unique and lasting review of child care services allows readers to understand how the services for some of society°¶s most vulnerable children have become what they are, how well they have met and now meet the needs of those children. The collection provides a high-quality, historical reference resource that will inform and capture the interest of social work and social policy students as well as social and legal historians, political scientists and those involved in administration and government, struggling with the issues of the day.
   
SB11-442 Children Behind Bars: Why the Abuse of Child Imprisonment Must End.
  Willow, Carolyne/ 9781447321538/ Price:ĘG 13.99
 
Book Cover Every day children exiled to prison are exposed to abusive and neglectful treatment, yet their plight is hidden. Legal proceedings and inquests following the deaths in custody of teenagers Gareth Myatt and Adam Rickwood in 2004 revealed the multinationals in charge of the secure training centres where they were held had been running unlawful restraint regimes and many children°¶s lives were endangered. Based on a wide range of research and first-person interviews, this engaging and passionately-argued book, by an author with extensive professional experience, presents the shocking truth about the lives and deaths of children in custody. Drawing on human rights legislation and progress in the care and treatment of vulnerable children elsewhere, it outlines the harsh realities of penal child custody including hunger; denial of fresh air; cramped and dirty cells; strip-searching; segregation; the authorised infliction of severe pain; uncivilised conditions for suicidal children and bullying and intimidation. The issues are explored through the lens of protection, not punishment, and the author finds there can be only one conclusion: child prisons must close. Providing a compelling manifesto for urgent and radical change, this book should be read by everyone who cares about child protection and human rights.
   
SB11-439 Changing Children's Services: Working and Learning Together.
  Foley, Pam/ 9781447313793/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover Changing children°¶s services: working and learning together focuses on the on-going and fundamental changes to children°¶s services across the U.K. in the context of the drive towards increasingly integrated ways of working. The new edition of this bestselling textbook critically examines the potential and reality of closer °•working together°¶ and asks whether such new ways of working will be able to respond more effectively to the needs and aspirations of children and their families. The fully updated second edition also explores the experience of working in a constantly changing environment and the impact of change on workplace cultures and on children and their families, and policy towards parenting and concepts for practice. It includes a new introduction with a helpful overview of current key issues and new case studies to illustrate the reality of practice today . This book contributes to crucial debates about the knowledge and skills essential for work with children and with parents in the childcare, health, social care and educational children's services.
   
SB11-435 Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies.
  Smith, Carmel/ 9781447308072/ Price:ĘG 82.99
 
Book Cover Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies presents the contrasting perspectives of some of the leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. Using in-depth interviews, twenty-two high profile pioneers, who represent a range of disciplines and nationalities, share personal and unpublished accounts of their work and careers. They reflect upon the significant changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss the evolution of ideas underpinning the field, examine current tensions and dilemmas and explore challenges for the future. This book fills a gap by offering important insights into researchers°¶ experiences in Childhood Studies and their ideas about the central issues confronting the field. It will be of interest to students, practitioners and experienced academics from all disciplinary backgrounds who are seeking to contextualise, understand and advance our understanding of childhood, children and youth.
   
SB11-431 Residential Child Care in Practice: Making a Difference.
  Smith, Mark/ 9781847423108/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Written by experienced practitioners and academics, this is a core text about the practice of residential child care. It takes as its starting point the fact that residential child care involves workers and children sharing a common lifespace, in which the quality of interpersonal relationships is key. Each chapter highlights relevant policy guidance and is developed around a practice scenario, discussing key knowledge skills and values relating to its theme. This highly practical book should, therefore, be of value to a range of students at different academic levels, from VQ to Masters, and to practitioners and managers in residential child care. The book draws on ideas from child and youth care and social pedagogic traditions and will appeal to a North American child and youth care audience while also providing a valuable addition to the emerging literature around social pedagogy in the UK.
   
SB11-431 Children's Agency, Children's Welfare: A Dialogical Approach to Child Development, Policy and Practice.
  Carolus van Nijnatten/ 9781447306290/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover Human development is about the growth of agency, which is developed in interaction with their parents and families but if parental agency is insufficient, agency in the form of child welfare will be required to fill the gaps. This book provides an holistic view of how children develop agency, combining social, psychological and child development aspects, as well as examining child welfare structures and the roles of social workers. This focus will make a contribution to current debates about child welfare and child protection and the book will therefore be essential reading for academics and researchers in social work, childhood studies, children's policy and social policy.
   
SB11-431 Child Protection: Managing Conflict, Hostility and Aggression.
  Laird, Siobhan E./ 9781847429223/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover As they intervene in families to reduce the risk of harm to children, child protection social workers around the world are confronting increasingly high levels of hostility and aggression from some parents. Investigations into the deaths of children known to social services have accused social workers of failing to use their professional authority to challenge parents. This much needed book analyses public inquiries and serious case reviews to reveal the dynamics of hostility and aggression which contribute to the failure to protect children. These can occur within the office environment and between social workers and parents or their partners.. The book details applied theories of aggression in conjunction with the skills required for dealing with anger, conflict and aggression. A set of tools and reflective exercises assists the application of theory to day-to-day child protection practice. This indispensable and practical text is ideal for social work students, practitioners, trainers and academics specialising in child protection.
   
SB11-431 Childcare Markets: Can They Deliver an Equitable Service?
  Lloyd, Eva/ 9781847429346/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover The viability, quality and sustainability of publicly supported early childhood education and care services is a lively issue in many countries, especially since the rights of the child imply equal access to provision for all young children. But equitable provision within childcare markets is highly problematic, as parents pay for what they can afford and parental income inequalities persist or widen. This highly topical book presents recent, significant research from eight nations where childcare markets are the norm. It also includes research about °•raw°¶ and °•emerging°¶ childcare markets operating with a minimum of government intervention, mostly in low income countries or post transition economies. Childcare markets compares these childcare marketisation and regulatory processes across the political and economic systems in which they are embedded. Contributions from economists, childcare policy specialists and educationalists address the question of what constraints need to be in place if childcare markets are to deliver an equitable service.
   
SB11-431 Champions for Children: The Lives of Modern Child Care Pioneers.
  Holman, Bob/ 9781447309147/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Numerous books have been written about Victorian child care pioneers, but few biographical studies have been published about more recent child care and welfare giants. In the revised edition of this classic book, Bob Holman, a champion for children in his own right, looks at the lives of six inspirational individuals who have made significant contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged children. Each of the six discussed - Eleanor Rathbone, Lady Marjory Allen, Clare Winnicott, John Stroud, Barbara Kahan and Peter Townsend - has been important in establishing present systems of child care and welfare, and in stimulating debate around issues which remain high on policy and practitioner agendas. This updated edition features a new epilogue highlighting the relevance of these champions today. Champions for children is essential reading for childhood and youth studies, sociology of the family, social work, social welfare, academics and students with an interest in child care and welfare issues.
   
SB11-431 Childhoods in Context.
  Clark, Alison/ 9781447305811/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Childhoods in context offers a critical exploration of childhood, drawing attention to the physical and social context of children and young people's lives. Three key themes are explored: °P Childhood is always located somewhere. The book offers insights into childhood by focusing on places specially designed for children as well as the territories that children develop for themselves. °P Childhood is experienced through objects, people and places and through everyday routines. Discussions about childhood are rooted in the details of children's lives, whether on the street, in an institution or in different definitions of home. °P Childhood and adult identities are relational. Definitions and understandings of childhood are dependent on how adulthood is viewed. These themes are explored through accounts of home and family, school, public spaces and sites of work in local and global settings. They raise questions about methodological approaches to understanding childhoods in context which is the focus of the concluding chapter. This is the third in a series of four books, written by experts in the field, which provides an introduction to childhood degree programmes and related modules. The series features international case studies, examples and readings to supplement the chapters, and is illustrated in full colour. Other books in the series are: °P Understanding childhood: a cross-disciplinary approach °P Children and young people's cultural worlds °P Local childhoods, global issues
   
SB11-431 Local Childhoods, Global Issues.
  Montgomery, Heather/ 9781447305835/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Although the plight of children can sometimes seem grim, there are positive indicators. This interdisciplinary textbook examines children's lives across the world, acknowledging the great differences as well as points of comparison, between childhoods in different contexts. It examines children's use of their own resources and coping strategies, revealing that few children are passive victims of fate, helplessly awaiting rescue. The book considers the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill-health and violence and emphasises that these are challenges for children everywhere, not just those in the poorer countries of the world. A key feature of the book is the children's voices which feature prominently in many chapters in interviews and research conducted by the authors. This well-presented and engagingly written book is an ideal introduction for undergraduates interested in contemporary global childhoods.
   
SB11-431 Understanding Childhood: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach.
  Kehily, Mary J./ 9781447305804/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Childhood has become central to socio-political debates and policy initiatives both nationally and globally. Despite the privileges afforded to children in the West, Western childhoods are no longer seen as the 'ideal' to which all should aspire. Recent reports and policy concerns suggest that growing up in the West may be marked by the commercialisation of childhood, leading to unhappiness, poor health, loss of innocence and a general lack of wellbeing among children themselves. Understanding childhood is a fresh look at how childhood has changed in recent years and reveals how children's needs and experiences have achieved a new visibility. It introduces readers to the cross-disciplinary field of Childhood Studies and offers an exciting and unique exploration of childhood as a concept, in the process engaging with a range of contemporary issues that shape our ideas of childhood as an ideal and a lived experience. The diverse nature of childhood is a key theme, explored here from different research perspectives and academic traditions. A range of anthropological, developmental and sociocultural approaches are also discussed. This volume is the first in a series of four books, written by experts in the field, which provides an introduction to childhood degree programmes and related modules. The series features international case studies, examples and readings to supplement the chapters, and is illustrated in full colour. Other books in the series are: °P Children and young people's cultural worlds °P Childhoods in context °P Local childhoods, global issues
   
SB11-431 Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds.
  Bragg, Sara/ 9781447305828/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Children and young people in the early twenty-first century encounter, and creatively adapt to, a range of cultural phenomena in an increasingly mediated, commercialised and globalised world. Children and young people's cultural worlds offers a critical introduction to childhood in the digital age. Childhood innocence is a concept that often underpins the way adults think about children and new technologies. The book challenges adult concerns, highlighting instead the diversity of children's experiences and relationships with each other. Children's everyday activities are explored, in an attempt to understand the distinctiveness of their cultural worlds. The book also considers matters of difference on children's lives; the consequences of age and the experience of living in different cultural contexts. This is the second in a series of four books, written by experts in the field, which provides an introduction to childhood degree programmes and related modules. The series features international case studies, examples and readings to supplement the chapters, and is illustrated in full colour. Other books in the series are: °P Understanding childhood: a cross-disciplinary approach °P Childhoods in context °P Local childhoods, global issues
   
SB11-423 Residential Child Care in Practice: Making a Difference.
  Smith, Mark/ 9781847423115/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Written by experienced practitioners and academics, this is a core text about the practice of residential child care. It takes as its starting point the fact that residential child care involves workers and children sharing a common lifespace, in which the quality of interpersonal relationships is key. Each chapter highlights relevant policy guidance and is developed around a practice scenario, discussing key knowledge skills and values relating to its theme. This highly practical book should, therefore, be of value to a range of students at different academic levels, from VQ to Masters, and to practitioners and managers in residential child care. The book draws on ideas from child and youth care and social pedagogic traditions and will appeal to a North American child and youth care audience while also providing a valuable addition to the emerging literature around social pedagogy in the UK.
   
SB11-422 Exploring Concepts of Child Well-Being: Implications for Children's Services.
  Axford, Nick/ 9781447305859/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Policy reforms to children's services in the UK and elsewhere encourage a greater focus on outcomes defined in terms of child well-being. Yet for this to happen, we need not only a better understanding of what child well-being is and how services can improve it, but also the ability to measure child well-being in order to evaluate success.This book investigates the main approaches to conceptualising child well-being, applies them to the child population using household survey and agency audit data, then considers the implications for children's services. The author: provides a clear conceptual understanding of five perspectives on well-being: need, rights, poverty, quality of life and social exclusiondemonstrates the value of each perspectivecharts levels of child well-being in an inner-London community, including violated rights and social exclusionsets out the features that children's services must have if they are to improve child well-being defined in these termsThis book should be read by everyone involved in developing, implementing and evaluating children's services, including researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
   
Understanding Family Meanings: A Reflective Text.
  McCarthy, Jane R./ 9781447301134/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Family Studies is a key area of policy, professional and personal debate. Perhaps precisely because of this, teaching texts have struggled with how to approach this area, which is both 'familiar' and also contentious and value laden. This innovative and reflective book deals with such dilemmas head-on, through its focus on family meanings in diverse contexts in order to enhance our understanding of everyday social lives and professional practices.Drawing on extracts and research by leading authors in the field of family studies, Understanding Family Meanings provides the reader with an overview of the basic concepts and theories related to families using readings with questions and analysis to encourage reflection and learning. The book centralises the question what is 'family' and focuses on family meanings as the key underpinnings for academic study and professional training. It explores the shifting and subtle ways in which individuals, researchers, policy-makers and professionals make sense of the idea of 'family' and in doing so considers issues of power, inequality and values which are integral to any understanding of family meanings. It includes online supplementary materials, with an audio from leading authorities in this field. It therefore provides an excellent foundation for any module in family studies, as well as all professional training modules that include attention to families and close relationships, and for further learning in the area of families and relationships.
   
SB11-405 Violent Fathering and the Risks to Children: The Need for Change.
  Harne, Lynne/ 9781847422118/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Current family policy approaches emphasise the significance of paternal involvement in children's lives, yet there has been a silence on violent and abusive fathering in these discourses. This is the first UK book to specifically focus on violent fathering discussing original research in the context of domestic violence and emerging practice literature to address this problem.The book examines fathers' perceptions of their domestic violence and its impact on children, their relationships with children and their parenting practices. It will be of interest to academics and professionals in family and child welfare policy, socio-legal studies, social work, criminology and other disciplines with an interest in domestic violence and child protection.
   
Providing a Sure Start: How government discovered early childhood.
  Eisenstadt, Naomi/ 9781847427304/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book tells the story of Sure Start, one of the flagship programmes of the last government. It tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, as well as how decisions are made in a highly political context, it will be of keen interest to policy academics, senior managers of public services and all those with a keen interest in developing services for young children.
   
Making Modern Mothers.
  Thomson, Rachel/ 9781847426055/ Price:ĘG 62.99
 
What does motherhood mean today? Drawing on interviews with new mothers and intergenerational chains of women in the same family, this exciting and timely book documents the transition to motherhood over generations and time. Exploring, amongst other things, the trend to later motherhood and the experience of teenage pregnancy, a compelling picture emerges. Becoming a mother is not only a profound moment of identity change but also a site of socio-economic difference that shapes women's lives.
   
Violent fathering and the risks to children: The need for change.
  Harne, Lynne/ 9781847429179/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Current family policy approaches emphasise the significance of paternal involvement in children's lives, yet there has been a silence on violent and abusive fathering in these discourses. This is the first UK book to specifically focus on violent fathering discussing original research in the context of domestic violence and emerging practice literature to address this problem.The book examines fathers' perceptions of their domestic violence and its impact on children, their relationships with children and their parenting practices. It will be of interest to academics and professionals in family and child welfare policy, socio-legal studies, social work, criminology and other disciplines with an interest in domestic violence and child protection.
   
Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods.
  Power, Anne/ 9781847429728/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems is undermined by surrounding conditions. This timely book, by acclaimed author Anne Power and her team, is based on a unique longitudinal study of over 200 families interviewed annually over the last decade. It examines the initiatives introduced to help such families and the impacts on them, their future prospects and the implications for policy. Accessibly written and with clear data presentation, the book will have wide appeal to people who work with, live in and care about families, children and low-income areas.
   
SB11-397 Children of the 21st Century: The First Five Years.
  Hansen, Kirstine/ 9781847424754/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book is the second in a series of books which will report on the findings from the data and follows on from "Children of the 21st Century: From birth to nine months" (The Policy Press, 2005). It takes an extended look at the children's lives and development as they grow and begin formal education, and the implications for family policy, and service planning in health and social services. The chapters in this book are written by experts across a wide range of social science and health fields and form a unique look at the early lives of children that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. It is essential reading for academics, student and researchers in these fields. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners with an interest in children's early years, family life, child development, child poverty, childcare and education and health care.
   
SB11-397 Child Slavery Now: A Contemporary Reader.
  Craig, Gary/ 9781847426093/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Most slave trades were abolished during the 19th century yet there remain millions of people in slavery today, amongst them approximately 210 million children in slavery, trafficked, in debt bondage and other forms of forced labour. This groundbreaking book, drawing on experience worldwide, shows how children remain locked in slavery, the ways in which they are exploited and how they can be emancipated. Written for policy and political actors, academics and activists, it reminds us also that all are implicated in modern childhood slavery - as consumers - and need both to understand its causes, and act to stop it.
   
SB11-397 Children's Agency, Children's Welfare: A Dialogical Approach to Child Development, Policy and Practice.
  Carolus Van Nijnatten/ 9781847424891/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Human development is about the growth of agency, which is developed in interaction with their parents and families but if parental agency is insufficient, agency in the form of child welfare will be required to fill the gaps.This book provides an holistic view of how children develop agency, combining social, psychological and child development aspects, as well as examining child welfare structures and the roles of social workers. This focus will make a contribution to current debates about child welfare and child protection and the book will therefore be essential reading for academics and researchers in social work, childhood studies, children's policy and social policy.
   
SB11-397 Critical Practice with Children and Young People.
  Robb, Martin/ 9781847426819/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This reader provides a critical perspective on work with children and young people at a time of change. Written by experts with a wide range of academic and professional experience, it examines the ways that ideas inform practice, explores recent changes in the organisation of services, especially moves towards greater integration, and explores what it means to be a critical, reflective practitioner. Covering the whole age range from early years to youth, the book will be relevant to anyone working with children and young people, for example in social work, education, healthcare, youth work, youth justice and leisure services
   
Critical Practice With Children and Young People.
  Robb, Martin/ 9781847426826/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This reader provides a critical perspective on work with children and young people at a time of change. Written by experts with a wide range of academic and professional experience, it examines the ways that ideas inform practice, explores recent changes in the organisation of services, especially moves towards greater integration, and explores what it means to be a critical, reflective practitioner. Covering the whole age range from early years to youth, the book will be relevant to anyone working with children and young people, for example in social work, education, healthcare, youth work, youth justice and leisure services
   
SB11-404 Rethinking Residential Child Care: Positive Perspectives.
  Smith, Mark/ 9781861349088/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
The book sets present day provision within historical, policy and organisational context, and discusses a range of practice issues. The importance of the personal relationship in helping children to grow and develop is highlighted. The author applies a critical gaze to attempts to improve practice through regulation and, fundamentally, challenges how residential child care is conceptualised, arguing that it needs to move beyond dominant discourses of protection and rights to embrace those of care and upbringing. Other traditions of practice such as the European concept of social pedagogy are also explored to more accurately reflect the task of residential child care. The book will be of interest to practitioners in residential child care, social workers and students on social work and social care courses. It should be required reading for social work managers and will also be of interest to policy makers and students of social policy, education and childhood studies.
   
SB11-376 Children and Young People's Worlds: Developing Frameworks for Integrated Practice.
  Montgomery, Heather/ 9781847423870/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This comprehensive reader combines post-graduate level theory with contemporary case studies to illustrate and analyse the complications of children and young people's lived experiences in the UK and worldwide in the early 21st century.Authors in several fields of childhood and youth studies apply their expertise to areas such as young people and the law, children's rights, child protection, sexuality, participation, politics and family life. Using the voices of the children and young people themselves, key topics illustrate important contemporary issues in the study of childhood and youth and show how these impact on policy initiatives and practical interventions in children's lives.
   
SB11-376 Children and Young People's Worlds: Developing Frameworks for Integrated Practice.
  Montgomery, Heather/ 9781847423887/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This comprehensive reader combines post-graduate level theory with contemporary case studies to illustrate and analyse the complications of children and young people's lived experiences in the UK and worldwide in the early 21st century.Authors in several fields of childhood and youth studies apply their expertise to areas such as young people and the law, children's rights, child protection, sexuality, participation, politics and family life. Using the voices of the children and young people themselves, key topics illustrate important contemporary issues in the study of childhood and youth and show how these impact on policy initiatives and practical interventions in children's lives.
   
SB11-366 Making Sense of Every Child Matters: Multi-Professional Practice Guidance.
  Barker, Richard/ 9781847420114/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This book considers the implications for practice of the 'Every Child Matters' (ECM) agenda for working with children, analysing the key issues from the perspective of the different professions that make up the 'new children's workforce'.
   
SB11-357 Promoting Children's Wellbeing: Policy and Practice.
  Collins, Janet/ 9781847420596/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Promoting children's wellbeing examines the wide-ranging and growing number of policies and practices which are intended to contribute to children's wellbeing. Topics include: °P the development of children's identities, °P the value of play in the lives of contemporary children, °P the promotion of children's health, °P risk and staying safe, and °P family law. The contributors draw upon research and practice to analyse and examine the policies, services and practice skills needed for collaborative, effective and equitable work with children.
   
SB11-356 Exploring Concepts of Child Well-Being: Implications for Children's Services.
  Axford, Nick/ 9781847420657/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Policy reforms to children's services in the UK and elsewhere encourage a greater focus on outcomes defined in terms of child well-being. Yet for this to happen, we need not only a better understanding of what child well-being is and how services can improve it, but also the ability to measure child well-being in order to evaluate success. This book investigates the main approaches to conceptualising child well-being, applies them to the child population using household survey and agency audit data, then considers the implications for children's services. The author: - provides a clear conceptual understanding of five definitions of well-being: need, rights, poverty, quality of life and social exclusion - demonstrates the value of each perspective - charts levels of child well-being in an inner-London community, including violated rights and social exclusion - sets out the features that children's services must have if they are to improve child well-being defined in these terms This book should be read by everyone involved in developing, implementing and evaluating children's services, including researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
   
SB11-355 Connecting with Children: Developing Working Relationships.
  Foley, Pam/ 9781847420589/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This accessible textbook illustrates how good communication and positive and participative relationships can be developed with children across the range of universal and specialist children's services.
   
SB11-357 Coming to Care: The Work and Family Lives of Workers Caring for Vulnerable Children.
  Brannen, Julia/ 9781861348500/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Coming to Care offers an original contribution to the understanding of care and care work in children's services in Britain in the early twenty first century. It provides fascinating insights into the factors that influence why people enter and leave care work, their motivations and the intersection of their work with their family lives. Focusing on four diverse groups of workers - residential social workers, foster carers, family support workers and community childminders - who take on the care of vulnerable children and young people in the context of relatively low levels of qualifications, the book examines their life course as care workers. It explores: the range of factors that attract people into care work, including the biographical circumstances and the serendipitous factors that propel them into the work; their understandings of and commitment to the work; and how their identities as care workers are created and sustained. The book is highly relevant to current policy debates about the development of children's services and reforming the childcare workforce and offers a range of practical recommendations. It should provide interesting reading to policy makers and service providers, as well as academics and students in the childcare and social care fields.
   
SB11-356 Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare.
  Powell, Martin/ 9781861347596/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
   
SB11-351 The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does Area-Based Early Intervention Work?
  Belsky, Jay/ 9781861349491/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
The book reviews the history of policies pertaining to child health and well being which preceded and set the stage for Sure Start. It provides insight into how SSLPs were expected to function and how they actually operated, both in terms of their strengths, weaknesses and costs. The contributors: °P examine the nature of the communities in which these programmes were situated and how they changed over time. °P present the early effects of SSLPs on children and families, with evidence highlighting some small beneficial effects and some small deleterious ones. °P extract specific features of SSLPs that contributed to whether individual programmes benefited children and families, providing a guide for the revision of programmes and policies.
   
SB11-351 The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does Area-Based Early Intervention Work?
  Belsky, Jay/ 9781861349507/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The book reviews the history of policies pertaining to child health and well being which preceded and set the stage for Sure Start. It provides insight into how SSLPs were expected to function and how they actually operated, both in terms of their strengths, weaknesses and costs. The contributors: °P examine the nature of the communities in which these programmes were situated and how they changed over time. °P present the early effects of SSLPs on children and families, with evidence highlighting some small beneficial effects and some small deleterious ones. °P extract specific features of SSLPs that contributed to whether individual programmes benefited children and families, providing a guide for the revision of programmes and policies.
   
SB11-341 Growing Up with Risk.
  Thom, Betsy/ 9781861347329/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Growing up with risk provides a critical analysis of ways in which risk assessment and management are defined and applied in policy, theory and practice in relation to children and young people. It offers valuable insight into the complexities of balancing responsibility for protecting the young with the benefits of risk taking and the need to allow young people to experiment.
   
SB11-341 Growing Up with Risk.
  Thom, Betsy/ 9781861347312/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Growing up with risk provides a critical analysis of ways in which risk assessment and management are defined and applied in policy, theory and practice in relation to children and young people. It offers valuable insight into the complexities of balancing responsibility for protecting the young with the benefits of risk taking and the need to allow young people to experiment.
   
SB11-339 Making It Personal: Individualising Activation Services in the EU.
  Rik van Berkel/ 9781861347978/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book addresses the development of increasingly individualised public social services in the EU. It focuses particularly on activation services that have become crucial in the 'modernisation' of welfare states, comparing their introduction in the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland and the Czech Republic.
   
SB11-337 Welfare Policy Under New Labour: Views from Inside Westminster.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781861347909/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Welfare reform is a central part of the modernisation programme adopted by the Labour Government since 1997. This book examines the role of Parliament in the formulation and scrutiny of welfare policy, focusing in particular on how MPs and Peers view their influence on policy.
   
SB11-336 Health Inequalities and Welfare Resources.
  Conradson, David/ 9781861347572/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
How welfare states influence population health and health inequalities has long been debated but less well tested by empirical research. This book presents new empirical evidence of the effects of Swedish welfare state structures and policies on the lives of Swedish citizens. However, the discussion, analysis and innovative theoretical approaches developed in the book have wide implications for health research and policy beyond Scandinavian borders.
   
SB11-335 Children, Young People and Social Inclusion: Participation for What?
  Tisdall, E. K. M./ 9781861346629/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
   
SB11-335 Older People and the Law.
  McDonald, Ann/ 9781861347145/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
   
SB11-333 Modernising Health Care: Reinventing Professions, the State and the Public.
  Kuhlmann, Ellen/ 9781861348586/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public is a crucial contribution to debates about the rapid modernisation of health care systems and the dynamics of changing modes of governance and citizenship.
   
SB11-327 Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance.
  Henman, Paul/ 9781861346520/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received far less attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides significant new insights into the way welfare administration is being internationally transformed. Particular attention is given to the effect on welfare clients, staff and agencies.
   
SB11-325 Children These Days.
  Madge, Nicola/ 9781861347831/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
   
SB11-325 Children These Days.
  Madge, Nicola/ 9781861347848/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
What is it like to be a child growing up in Britain these days? Is it a happy time, or is there too much to worry about? What are the best and worst aspects of being a child today? Children these days draws on the accounts of over two thousand children, and five hundred adults, to examine the present day meaning of childhood and its implications for policy and practice.
   
SB11-323 Beyond listening: Children's Perspectives on Early Childhood Services.
  Clark, Alison/ 9781861346124/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB11-322 Families in society: Boundaries and relationships.
  Cunningham-Burley, Sarah/ 9781861346438/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB11-322 Families in society: Boundaries and relationships.
  Cunningham-Burley, Sarah/ 9781861346445/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
The changing nature of families, their enduring and multi-faceted significance in society, and their value as a focus for the exploration of social change have ensured that families have remained a prominent focus of academic enquiry. Acknowledging the increasing diversity and complexity of families, this innovative book proposes a new conceptual framework for understanding families and other relationships that both challenges and attempts to reconcile traditional and contemporary approaches.
   
SB11-322 Children of the 21st Century: From Birth fo Nine Months.
  Dex, Shirley/ 9781861346889/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB11-319 Child Welfare and Social Policy: An Essential Reader.
  Hendrick, Harry/ 9781861345660/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
   
SB11-326 Family Policy Matters: Responding to Family Change in Europe.
  Hantrais, Linda/ 9781861344717/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB11-326 Family Policy Matters: Responding to Family Change in Europe.
  Hantrais, Linda/ 9781861344724/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
The book combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families. Five key questions are addressed: °P How are families changing in European societies? °P What are the challenges raised for society by changing family structures? °P How are policy makers and practitioners responding to family change? °P Does family policy matter? °P What can policy actors learn from experience in other countries? Family policy matters is aimed at students, teachers, researchers and practitioners in social policy and administration, family and women's studies, welfare, economics, sociology, law and politics, European area studies and European languages. It will be of particular interest to those engaged in or about to undertake comparative policy studies.
   
SB11-315 Youth Crime and Youth Justice: Public Opinion in England and Wales.
  Hough, Mike/ 9781861346490/ Price:ĘG 17.99
 
This report presents the findings from the first national, representative survey of public attitudes to youth crime and youth justice in England and Wales. It carries clear policy implications in relation to both public education and reform of the youth justice system.
   
SB11-315 Child poverty in the developing world.
  Gordon, David/ 9781861345592/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
The results show that over one billion children - more than half the children in developing countries - suffer from severe deprivation of basic human need and over a third (674 million) suffer from absolute poverty (two or more severe deprivations). The study findings indicate that considerably more emphasis needs to be placed on improving basic infrastructure and social services for families with children, particularly with regards to shelter, sanitation and safe drinking water in rural areas. Anti-poverty strategies need to respond to local conditions; blanket solutions to eradicating child poverty will be unsuccessful.
   
SB11-307 Child Protection and Mental Health Services: Interprofessional Responses to the Needs of Mothers.
  Stanley, Nicky./ 9781861344274/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Health and social care professionals are constantly exhorted to work collaboratively. This book reports on research which examines interprofessional work with families in which mothers have a mental health problem and where there are also concerns about child protection. Breakdowns in interprofessional collaboration, issues of risk and relevant resources are all addressed. Mothers' views and experiences are contrasted with professional perspectives.
   
SB11-307 Child Welfare: Historical Dimensions, Contemporary Debate.
  Hendrick, Harry/ 9781861344779/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
The book not only offers a provocative account of contemporary policies and the ideological thrust behind them, but also provides an informed historical perspective on the evolution of child welfare during the last century. Child welfare: offers a comprehensive interpretation of twentieth-century social policy for children; examines contemporary policies within a historical context; uses the concept of 'ageism' as an explanatory device; relates concepts of childhood to policy formation and implementation. This book will be invaluable reading for social policy and social work students, academics, social workers, and policy makers.
   
SB11-303 Children Caring for parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals.
  Aldridge, Jo/ 9781861343994/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
   
SB11-300 Children Caring for Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals.
  Aldridge, Jo/ 9781861344007/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
The book will be of specific interest to policy makers and practitioners in social work and social care; medicine, health care and nursing; community mental health care; children's services - including young carers workers and child protection. It will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking modules on mental health, community care, informal care, the sociology of childhood and children's rights - including students undertaking professional training courses in social work, child care, nursing, community mental health and psychiatry.
   
SB11 Running around in Circles: Coordinating Childcare, Education and Work.
  Skinner, Christine/ 9781861344663/ Price:ĘG 14.95
 
Drawing on detailed interviews with mothers, this study explores how parents manage to coordinate the childcare and educational needs of all children in the family with their working arrangements. Uniquely, it adopts a family unit perspective to consider how these needs are managed. Questions addressed include: How do working parents' coordinate childcare and educational needs for their children? How do working parents dovetail these services with employment to provide seamless daily care for children? How does the coordination function affect mothers' choices in relation to returning to paid employment and working hours? This is a timely study given the growing policy emphasis on encouraging parental employment as a means to tackle child poverty. The report will be of interest to policy makers at the national and local level (especially Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships) as well as service providers, academics, students and researchers with an interest in reconciling work and family life.
   
Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate.
  Hendrick, Harry/ 9781861344786/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
The book not only offers a provocative account of contemporary policies and the ideological thrust behind them, but also provides an informed historical perspective on the evolution of child welfare during the last century. Child welfare: offers a comprehensive interpretation of twentieth-century social policy for children; examines contemporary policies within a historical context; uses the concept of 'ageism' as an explanatory device; relates concepts of childhood to policy formation and implementation. This book will be invaluable reading for social policy and social work students, academics, social workers, and policy makers.
   
Tough on Kids: Rethinking Approaches to Youth Justice.
  Green, Ross Gordon/ 9781895830224/ Price:US$ 28.00
 
   
VB01-9 Children and the Law, 3Vols/Set.
  Steverson, Janet W./ 9780415938037/ Price:ĘG 345.00
 
This collection of facsimile reprints brings together essays in the field of American law relating to the controversial area of children's rights, parents' rights, and state's obligations toward children. Articles discuss the major rulings concerning an array of hotly debated issues. These include the definition of the parent, restrictions on gay and lesbian adoption, visitation rights, and the use of corporal punishment; a minor's right to contraception, abortion, medical care and free speech; and the state's obligation to protect children, jail children, school children and intervene on a child's behalf. VOLUME 1: PARENT, STATE AND CHILD - PARENTING OF CHILDREN VOLUME 2: PARENT STATE AND CHILD - THE SCHOOLING OF CHILDREN VOLUME 3: CHILD VERSUS STATE
   
SB11-315 Youth unemployment and social exclusion in Europe: A comparative study.
  Hammer, Torild/ 9781861343680/ Price:ĘG 35.99
 
This important new book presents the findings of the first comparative study of unemployed youth in Europe using a large and original data set. It addresses some of the key questions around the issue including: How do young people cope with unemployment? Does unemployment lead to social exclusion of young people, implying a withdrawal from society, financial deprivation and social isolation? Drawing on a research sample of over 17,000 young unemployed people in 10 European countries, the book examines how different welfare strategies and labour market policies in different countries influence the risk of social exclusion among unemployed youth. With contributions from leading experts in the field, Youth unemployment and social exclusion in Europe is essential reading for students and academics involved in labour market research and the study of social policies important for young people.
   
SB11-204 Missing ConneXions: The Career Dynamics and Welfare Needs of Black and Minority Ethnic Young People at the Margins.
  Britton, Liz/ 9781861343826/ Price:ĘG 13.95
 
Government is introducing a major new service, Connexions, aimed at providing support for young people during the transition from school to employment, education or training. Although universal in theory, this service will be targeted in particular at those young people most at risk of social exclusion and disaffection. This report provides an account of a major evaluation of how existing services reach °V or overlook °V groups of the most disaffected young people. This is the first study focusing in particular on the needs and life experiences of young people from minority ethnic groups and the processes of exclusion which they experience.
   
SB11-204 Invisible Families: The Strengths and Needs of Black Families in which Young People Have Caring Responsibilities.
  Jones, Adele/ 9781861343888/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
This report is the result of a collaborative and pioneering study conducted by Manchester Metropolitan University and the Bibini Centre for Young People. It investigates the circumstances, needs, views and life experiences of black young people with caring responsibilities. It highlights significant gaps in service provision, which result in young people undertaking caring responsibilities, and makes recommendations to improve services. The report should be read by all professionals working with families affected by disability, as well as caseworkers, health professionals and those working in education. The findings are also relevant to families from other communities.
   
SB11-204 Put Yourself in My Place: Designing and Managing Care Homes for People with Dementia.
  Cantley, Caroline/ 9781861343895/ Price:ĘG 16.95
 
This indispensable guide addresses a wide range of design and management issues including: the design process design consensus and debates features of good dementia care home design first steps for service planners and managers key elements of good management practice key elements of good care practice staffing for good dementia care. This guide offers practical suggestions and advice for owners, managers, planners and architects involved in developing specialist dementia care homes. It will also be of value to managers of new and established homes for people with dementia, who want to improve the care environment, care practice or management in their homes.
   
SB11-204 Income in Later Life: Work History Matters.
  Bardasi, Elena/ 9781861344014/ Price:ĘG 12.95
 
   
SB11-204 What Future for Social Security?: Debates and Reforms in Naitonal and Cross-National Perspective.
  Clasen, Jochen/ 9781861344106/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB11-204 Information and Joining Up Services: The Case of an Information Guide for parents of Disabled Children.
  Wessels, Bridgette/ 9781861344298/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
   
SB11-204 Disabled People in Refugee and Asylum Seeking Communities.
  Roberts, Keri/ 9781861344793/ Price:ĘG 12.95
 
The presence of disabled people in refugee and asylum seeking communities in Britain is frequently overlooked, and information about their particular experiences is rarely available. This report presents information that will help those involved in providing services to refugees and asylum seekers better understand the needs and experiences of disabled people in these groups. Disabled people in refugee and asylum seeking communities provides: a review of entitlements to social and welfare services; data on the numbers and social characteristics of disabled people in refugee and asylum seeking communities; an opportunity to hear the voices of disabled people in refugee and asylum seeking communities; an opportunity to hear the voices of practitioners involved in providing services to disabled refugees and asylum seekers. Recommendations are made for social care and refugee practitioners and policy makers, and those providing housing to disabled refugees and asylum seekers. Central to all these recommendations is a call for greater disability awareness and equality training for those working with refugee and asylum seeking communities.
   
SB11-204 Senior Citizenship?: Retirement, Migration and Welfare in the European Union.
  Ackers, Louise/ 9781861342645/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB11-204 From Community Care to Market Care?: The Development of Welfare Services for Older People.
  Means, Robin/ 9781861342652/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB11-204 From Community Care to Market Care?: The Development of Welfare Services for Older People.
  Means, Robin/ 9781861342669/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
   
SB11-204 Something to do: The Development of Peer Support Groups for Young Black and Minority Ethnic Disabled People.
  Bignall, Tracey/ 9781861343192/ Price:ĘG 10.95
 
This report explores the development of these informal support groups. Through focus group sessions and the young people's own words, the report discusses such issues as: the purpose of informal support groups; how the groups have formed; what the groups do; what works with the groups and why; what affects the growth and maintenance of such groups; examples of processes within the groups, such as decision making and planning. Something to do is invaluable reading for those involved in social care, education, youth work and, especially, professionals involved in transition planning for young black and minority ethnic disabled people. It will also be of interest to families and carers of young black and minority ethnic disabled people.
   
SB11-204 Evaluating New Labour's Welfare Reforms.
  Powell/ 9781861343352/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Evaluating New Labour's welfare reforms: provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of the welfare reforms of New Labour's first term; compares achievements with stated aims; examines success in the wider context; contributes to the debate on the problems of evaluating social policy. It is essential reading for academics and students of social policy and provides important information for academics and students in a wide range of areas such as politics, sociology, public policy, public administration and public management interested in welfare reform and policy evaluation.
   
SB11-204 Evaluating New Labour's Welfare Reforms.
  Powell, Martin/ 9781861343369/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Highly topical and written by one of the leading academic authorities in the field, Evaluating New Labour's welfare reforms builds on the analysis of bestselling 'New Labour, New Welfare State?' (The Policy Press, 1999) to examine the Government's welfare policies to the end of its first term. It moves beyond a descriptive account to provide an evaluative perspective on New Labour's welfare reforms.
   
SB11-204 Love, Hate and Welfare: Psychosocial Approaches to Policy and Practice.
  Froggett, Lynn/ 9781861343437/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book presents a psychosocial examination of the changing relationships between users of services, professionals and managers in the post-war welfare state. It challenges the current emphasis on consumer rights by linking social responsibility to its psychosocial roots and breaks new ground in theorising the links between the intimate day-to-day experiences of care and the development of social policy.
   
SB11-204 Childhood Poverty and Social Exclusion: From a Child's Perspective.
  Ridge, Tess/ 9781861343628/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
The findings raise critical issues for both policy and practice - in particular the finding that children are at great risk of experiencing exclusion within school. School has been a major target in the drive towards reducing child poverty. However, the policy focus has been mainly about literacy standards and exclusion from school. This book shows that poor children are suffering from insufficient access to the economic and material resources necessary for adequate social participation and academic parity. Childhood poverty and social exclusion will be an invaluable teaching aid across a range of academic courses, including social policy, sociology, social work and childhood studies. All those who are interested in developing a more inclusive social and policy framework for understanding childhood issues from a child-centred perspective, including child welfare practitioners and policy makers, will want to read this book.
   
Housing matters: National evidence relating to disabled children and their housing.
  Beresford, Bryony/ 9781861344830/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
   
SB11-204 A Right Result: Advocacy, Justice and Empowerment.
  Henderson, Rick/ 9781861343062/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB11-204 Poverty, Inequality and Health in Britain: 1800- 2000: A Reader.
  Smith, George D./ 9781861342119/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
   
SB11-204 Working Together or Pulling Apart?: The National Health Service and Child Protection Networks.
  Lupton, Carol/ 9781861342447/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB11-204 Child Well-Being, Child Poverty and Child Policy in Modern Naitons: What Do We Know?
  Vleminckx, Koen/ 9781861342539/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
   
Children's Rights in Scotland.
  Sutherland, Elaine E./ 9780414013490/ Price:ĘG 44.00
 
   
Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations: What do we know?(Revised)
  Vleminckx, Koen/ 9781861342546/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
   
Making homes fit for children: Working together to meet the housing needs of disabled children.
  Beresford, Bryony/ 9781861342416/ Price:ĘG 14.95
 
   
Empowering practice?: A critical appraisal of the Family Group Conference approach.
  Lupton, Carol/ 9781861341693/ Price:ĘG 50.00
 
   
Towards a healthy future : Multiagency working in the management of invasive and life-saving procedures for children in family-based care.
  Servian, Richard/ 9781861341327/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
   
The Family Homes and Domestic Violence Act 1995.
  Freeman, Michael/ 9780752002323/ Price:ĘG 79.00
 
   
 

 

Unifacmanu Company.