Remaking Social Work with Children and Families

Remaking Social Work with Children and Families

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Remaking Social Work with Children and Families provides a sustained examination of the 'modernisation' of this area of social care. It analyses some of the key themes introduced by the administrations of John Major and Tony Blair and provides a critical exploration of contemporary policy initiatives and issues. These include: Am the Looking After Children (LAC) materials Am The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families Am 'working together' to protect children Am the mainstream approach to 'race' and ethnicity in social work Am the implications for social work of the emergence of 'personal advisers', mentors and related professionals. The author argues that political and ideological factors need to be taken into account in order to understand the dominant discourses and evolving practices of social work with children. Potential fixation with ensuring that young people are able to 'fit' into their allotted roles in a market economy and an overarching concern about children and criminality have been crucial in this respect. He concludes that while social workers and educators should be prepared to embrace change, they need to be critical agents in the process of change, recognising the ever present need to promote and foster democracy within the sphere of social welfare. This timely book will be helpful to all students, educators and social care professionals who are seeking to develop their theoretical and practical understanding of a changing profession.Ward, H. and Peel, M. (2002) `An inter-agency approach to needs assessmenta#39; in H. Ward and W. Rose (eds) ... (1990b) Child Sexual Abuse: the Professional Challenge to Social Work and Police, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh. ... J. ( 1991) `Research note: social work and police response to child sexual abuse in Scotlanda#39;, British Journal of Social ... Weinstock, A. (2000) Address to the Institute of Careers Guidance, http:// weinstock_speech.htm.

Title:Remaking Social Work with Children and Families
Author:Paul Michael Garrett
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-06-01


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