Political Science

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The Moral Heart of Public Service

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A collection of essays and lectures showing how to revitalise the search for moral goodness in public life today

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Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age

Islamic Extremism and Western Islamophobia

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How can Islam, as a religion of peace, exist together with Western cultures and political systems?

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Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

A Comprehensive Costing Approach to Managing Your Resources

By Samantha McDermid and Lisa Holmes; Series edited by Harriet Ward
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively, providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs, costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services.

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Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK.

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Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice.

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Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject.

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Professional Risk and Working with People

Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Professional Risk and Working with People provides advice on assessing and managing risks for all those employed to take risks with or on behalf of other people.The authors explore issues of risk assessment and management that provides readers with a broad knowledge of risk practices that can be applied across a range of disciplines. They ...

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The Pursuit of Permanence

A Study of the English Child Care System

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services.

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Getting Wise to Drugs

A Resource for Teaching Children about Drugs, Dangerous Substances and Other Risky Situations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This is a resource for use with children aged between 8 - 12 years. It comprises exercises centred on illegal drug use, medicine use and safety, solvents, alcohol, tobacco, crime and other anti-social and risky activities. It features an introduction to the programme, followed by 20 exercises grouped into blocks of five topics.

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Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes.

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