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Researching Family Support and Children’s Services Planning in Northern Ireland

John Pinkerton

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores a critical juncture in the development of child welfare in Northern Ireland and considers the impact of a three-part regional research project on family support. The Northern ... More


Research-Based Practice Tools to Improve Child Welfare Services in England: Using the Going Home? Practice Tool to Support the Effective Reunification of Families

Nick Axford, Vashti Berry, Roger Bullock, Michael Little, Jill Madge, Louise Morpeth, and Kevin Mount

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The Going Home? practice tool was developed to help professionals responsible for looking after children who have been separated from their families to manage the children's care careers more ... More


Children's services in 2006

Harriet Churchill

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the rapidly unfolding story of children's services reform in the UK in 2006. Those working in children's services are responding to multiple drivers of change inhabiting a ... More


Commissioning children’s services: challenges, contestation and crisis

Alison Body

in Children's Charities in Crisis: Early Intervention and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447346432
eISBN:
9781447345572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346432.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 concentrates on voices from the frontline and their lived experiences. Within this chapter we focus on the lived realities of commissioning. Commissioning, the central process for managing ... More


Modernising children's services: partnership and participation in policy and practice

Katrin Bain

in Modernising social work: Critical considerations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420060
eISBN:
9781447302827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420060.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

After its landslide victory in the 1997 general election, the New Labour government published a series of White Papers, Green Papers, and reports setting out its agenda to modernise government and ... More


Children's Charities in Crisis: Early Intervention and the State

Alison Body

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447346432
eISBN:
9781447345572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346432.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Following a decade of radical change in policy and funding in children’s early intervention services and with the role of the third sector under increased scrutiny, this timely book assesses the ... More


The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Carl Purcell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Comparative research has identified two broad types of child welfare system. In child protection systems the principal remit of welfare agencies is to identify and respond to actual or potential ... More


Developing congruent children’s services

Nick Axford

in Exploring concepts of child well-being: Implications for children's services

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420657
eISBN:
9781447302278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420657.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter highlights possible contradictions between different service responses, and suggests how these might be minimised. It sets out a theoretical framework and some practical steps aimed at ... More


Every Child Matters and the Children Act 2004

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter highlights the political drivers of Labour’s structural reforms to English local government through an examination of the Every Child Matters Green Paper and the subsequent passage of ... More


Confidentiality and information sharing in child protection

Janice McGhee

in Private and confidential?: Handling personal information in the social and health services

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349064
eISBN:
9781447303077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349064.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter draws on a range of policy and legal developments and research to discuss issues of communication and information sharing in child welfare and protection. The research includes a survey ... More


Conclusions

Nick Axford

in Exploring concepts of child well-being: Implications for children's services

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420657
eISBN:
9781447302278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420657.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter summarises the main findings of the study and presents overall conclusions. This book began by observing the growth of concern in children's services with child well-being and arguing ... More


Tilling the Soil: The Groundwork for Parent Activism

David Tobis

in From Pariahs to Partners: How parents and their allies changed New York City's child welfare system

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195099881
eISBN:
9780199344772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099881.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 3 describes the three most important organizations that created an environment in which parents could play a meaningful role in their own cases and could have a voice in shaping child welfare ... More


Conclusion: the politics of children’s services reform

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

In this concluding chapter it is argued that the reform of children’s services over the past two decades has been a more politically driven process than is commonly recognised. Reflecting on the ... More


Coming to care: The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

Julia Brannen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348500
eISBN:
9781447301882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348500.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book contributes to the understanding of care and care work in children's services in Britain in the early twenty-first century. It provides insights into the factors that influence why people ... More


Introduction

Alison Body

in Children's Charities in Crisis: Early Intervention and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447346432
eISBN:
9781447345572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346432.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the context and significance of this book. Focusing on a decade of austerity, 2008-2018, the challenges facing children’s charities are effectively pushing the ... More


Introduction

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter outlines the rationale for the book and the contribution it seeks to make to research on children’s services reform and the public policy-making process. The emphasis placed on the ... More


Working with children and young people: privacy and identity

Peter Ashe

in Private and confidential?: Handling personal information in the social and health services

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349064
eISBN:
9781447303077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349064.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter explores conceptual frameworks for sharing information in the world of children's services. It first sketches the longstanding policy emphasis on person- or child-centred services and ... More


Structural reform and the Victoria Climbié inquiry

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The Labour Government framed structural reforms to English local government, initially proposed in the Every Child Matters Green Paper published in September 2003, as a direct response to the ... More


Delivering change for children

Carl Purcell

in The Politics of Children's Services Reform: Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447348764
eISBN:
9781447348818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348764.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the implementation of Labour’s ‘Change for Children’ programme following the passage of the Children Act 2004 during Blair’s final years as Prime Minister. Under the new ... More


A State of Perpetual Outrage: New Jersey

Radha Jagannathan and Michael J. Camasso

in Protecting Children in the Age of Outrage: A New Perspective on Child Protective Services Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195176964
eISBN:
9780199332366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176964.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter investigates the role that social outrage has played reform in New Jersey. It also evaluates the effect of legal accountability through court orders and consent decrees nationally. The ... More


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