Remaking social work with children and families : a critical discussion on the "modernisation" of social care /

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Author / Creator:Garrett, Paul Michael, 1958-
Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Social work with children -- Great Britain.
Child welfare -- Great Britain.
Family social work -- Great Britain.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
Child welfare.
Family social work.
Social work with children.
Great Britain.
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Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11297496
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ISBN:0203380762
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9780415298360
0415298369
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0415298393
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-190) and index.
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Summary:A great many changes are taking place in relation to social work with children and families in Britain. This accessible text charts some of the key developments that have taken place and subjects them to critical examination.
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: . the Looking After Children (LAC) materials . The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families . 'working together' to protect children . the mainstream approach to 'race' and ethnicity in social work . 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. 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: . the Looking After Children (LAC) materials . The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families . 'working together' to protect children . the mainstream approach to 'race' and ethnicity in social work . 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.
Other form:Print version: Garrett, Paul Michael, 1958- Remaking social work with children and families. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003 0415298369 0415298393