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Protecting children : a social model

Author: Brid Featherstone; Anna Gupta; Kate Morris; Susan White
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018.
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The state is increasingly experienced as both intrusive and neglectful, particularly by those living in poverty, leading to loss of trust and widespread feelings of alienation and disconnection. Against this tense background, this innovative book argues that child protection policies and practices have become part of the problem, rather than ensuring children's well-being and safety.

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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brid Featherstone; Anna Gupta; Kate Morris; Susan White
ISBN: 9781447332756 144733275X 9781447332732 1447332733
OCLC Number: 1001444156
Description: iv, 192 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Trouble ahead? Contending discourses in child protection --
Building better people : policy aspirations and family life --
Family experience of care and protection services : the good, the bad and the hopeful --
A social model for protecting children : changing our thinking? --
A social model : experiences in practice --
Domestic abuse : a case study --
Crafting different stories : changing minds and hearts --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris and Sue White.


This book explores the policy and practice possibilities offered by a social model of child protection. Drawing on developments in mental health and disability studies, it examines the conceptual,  Read more...


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"This ought to be one of the most important contemporary social work texts. It deserves-it needs-to have influence and impact. Social work with children and families has in so many ways lost its way. Read more...

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