Making Sense of the Children Act 1989

Author: Nick Allen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470016256

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

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The Children Act is a major piece of legislation that affects all professionals working with children. Since the third edition of this book was published in 1996, there have been some important developments. This Fourth Edition takes these developments into consideration. Topics discussed include case law in the superior courts; the establishment of CAFCASS; and the Fostering Services Regulations of 2002; and much more.
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The Child's World, Third Edition

The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families

Author: Jan Horwath,Dendy Platt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503827

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that practitioners face routinely - with suggestions as to how to address them - as well as the established areas for assessment, of children's developmental needs, parenting ability and motivation, and socio-economic factors. This new edition has been extended substantially to include recent practice, policy and theoretical developments, such as understanding the lived experience of children, young people, and family members. It also considers children's neurological development, assessing parental capacity to change, early help assessments, emerging areas of practice such as child sexual exploitation, and working with asylum-seeking and trafficked children. Crucially, this updated edition takes a broader approach in offering relevant information to a range of professionals working with vulnerable children. The importance of inter-professional working is emphasised throughout.
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Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Author: Harriet Ward,Wendy Rose

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853027804

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Examining the assessment of need in children's services this book addresses the full spectrum of practice, policy and research developments in the field. The contributors include leading academics, policy makers and senior practitioners who generate a broad-based holistic approach to the assessment of children in need. They show how needs assessment in children's services can be used to tackle problems such as low achievement, mental ill-health and social exclusion at both individual and strategic levels. Approaches to the Assessment of Need in Children's Services will enable service managers and practitioners to respond effectively to the increasing pressure to monitor outcomes and effectiveness in child care work, and to improve and coordinate children's welfare service provision at individual and community levels and provides an indispensable overview and analysis for anyone working or studying in child welfare and social care.
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Understanding Social Work

Preparing for Practice

Author: Neil Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137497106

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The everyday role of the social worker is to help improve the lives of people who are, in some form, struggling. It is a challenging role, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Now in its fourth edition Understanding Social Work continues to be the essential introduction to this complex field of practice. Getting to the heart of what social work is all about, it answers those questions that are fundamental to the role: What is social work? How is it carried out? What skills does it require? And what are the challenges? Whether you're considering a career in social work, already in training, or looking for a refresher guide, this book provides a picture of social work for what it truly is: its difficulties, its demands and its rewards. Written to engage and stimulate the reader, each chapter features: • Voice of experience boxes offering professional guidance and handy tips from experienced practitioners. • Practice focus features that illustrate the challenges of training and practising in social work, as well as ways of overcoming them. • Exercises that engage the reader with the content and test your knowledge. • A Guide to further learning that highlights key texts in the subject area.
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Practising Social Work Law

Author: Suzy Braye,Michael Preston-Shoot

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137560304

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Since the third edition of Practising Social Work Law published in 2010, new legislation – such as the Care Act 2014, the Equality Act 2010, and the Children and Families Act 2014 – has had a significant impact on the social work profession. Practitioners must not only know the law; they must also have a critical appreciation of its implications for human rights, civil liberties and social justice. They must exercise their powers and duties in ways underpinned by professional ethics, in a context of severe resource constraint and under constant public and political scrutiny. Now going into its fourth edition, Practising Social Work Law seeks to build social workers' confidence in legal interpretation and implementation. It focuses on promoting practitioners' knowledge and skills in recognising, locating and articulating legal issues, and using the law to inform practice standards and deliver positive outcomes for service users. This timely, fully revised new edition of this well-respected text combines up-to-date statute, case law and guidance with extended practice examples and questions for reflection, making it an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and educators alike.
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Sociology of Educating

Fourth Edition

Author: Roland Meighan,Iram Siraj-Blatchford

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 447

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This new edition of an established textbook has been completely revised and updated to include recent issues in education and the latest references and suggestions for further reading.
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