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
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.
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!"
Jo Dixon and Mike Stein
Edited by Mike Stein and Emily R. Munro
Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin
Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence: Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions
Arnon Bentovim, Antony Cox, Liza Bingley Miller and Stephen Pizzey
Good Practice in Safeguarding Children: Working Effectively in Child Protection
Edited by Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen
Educating Difficult Adolescents: Effective Education for Children in Public Care or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
David Berridge, Cherilyn Dance, Jennifer Beecham and Sarah Field