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Quality Matters in Children's Services

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Messages from Research

Mike Stein
Foreword by Baroness Delyth Morgan

Part of the Quality Matters in Children’s Services series

Paperback: £19.99 / $42.95

2009, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6, BIC 2: JKSN JKSB1 JKS

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Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Subjects covered include reunification, stability and wellbeing, kinship care, educating vulnerable young people, child protection, domestic violence and parental substance misuse, the participation of disabled young people and advocacy services.

Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services including identifying and sustaining quality through involving stakeholders, integrated working and quality services, the development of policies, procedures and organisational processes and carrying out quality assessments, training and workforce reform.

This book is essential reading for practitioners, senior staff, commissioners, managers and anyone involved in developing quality children's services.

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Mike Stein on Quality Matters in Children’s Services

15 June 2009

"Crude outcome statistics which are used to condemn the state in blanket fashion fail to recognise the progress made by young people, including major achievements, such as getting back into education after many years, furthering leisure interests and vocational skills, and, often for the first time, developing consistent, positive and trusting relationships with adults. But no outcome boxes to tick!"

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