Political Science

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Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

The Research Reviewed

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice.

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Risk and Risk Taking in Health and Social Welfare

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this practical book, Mike Titterton offers an innovative model of risk work in health and social care. He argues that a thoughtful risk-taking approach can lead to empowerment and greater independence for vulnerable individuals. He also discusses contemporary definitions of risk, and identifies the essential skills needed by professionals.

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Costs and Outcomes in Children's Social Care

Messages from Research

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Care services for children depend on a limited supply of resources; it is vital that these are used to best effect. This book considers the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these services and their contribution to children's well-being. This is an invaluable book for those professionals concerned with social care services for children.

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Improving Children's Services Networks

Lessons from Family Centres

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers.

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Working to Be Someone

Child Focused Research and Practice with Working Children

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents an overview of worldwide research on working children that considers children's own views of employment in favour of adult-constructed arguments about child work. This is a key text for social work practitioners that encourages re-evaluation of the notion of childhood and understands the complex phenomenon of working children.

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Shattered Lives

Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their life experiences, hugely impacted by sexual abuse, parental substance misuse and loss, leading to feelings of shame, and worthlessness.

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Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Work within the human services is increasingly influenced by rights-based thinking, and this book offers advice for the practitioner on how to translate abstract rights theory into their everyday practice. It will be a useful source of guidance and advice for professionals working across the human 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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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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