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Coming soon! Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

European Policy and Practice

Sonia Jackson and Claire Cameron

Across Europe young people in care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long research project led by the authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of this shocking discrepancy and discusses ways to address the imbalance. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-366-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: education, educational training, fostering, further education, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, looked after children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Where Care and Education Meet

Edited by Claire Cameron and Peter Moss

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of social pedagogy and the profession of social pedagogue. With chapters from leading international contributors, it outlines the roots of social pedagogy and its development in Europe, and its role in relation to individuals, groups, communities and societies. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-119-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, fostering, looked after children, relationships, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, early intervention, education, families, health care, housing, joint working, law, mental health, parenting, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

Are You Okay?

Are You Okay?

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime

Pete Wallis

Are You Okay deals with these issues that many adults may face when trying to help a young person in their care in the aftermath of a crime. It provides detailed information on the different types of crime from assault and hate crime to cyberbullying and sexual abuse, and explores how they may affect the young person in different ways. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-098-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, bullying, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, domestic abuse, education, educational training, emotions, families, grief, joint working, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, law, mainstream education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, restorative justice, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, special education, supervision, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence, youthwork

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

Liz Hoggarth and Hilary Comfort

For those involved in commissioning and running projects working with people, measuring performance and assessing outcomes are an essential part of applying for and maintaining funding. This versatile book guides you through the process of evaluating your project in order to improve funding applications and build the case its survival. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-037-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, education, employment, health care, housing, mainstream education, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social care, social policy, social work, special education, youthwork

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Messages from Research

Mike Stein

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. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work

Educating Difficult Adolescents

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

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. The authors adopt a multidisciplinary approach to suggest how best to support children in care in educational settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-681-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, education, fostering, social policy, special education

Public Services Inspection in the UK

Public Services Inspection in the UK

Edited by Howard Davis and Steve Martin

This book analyses the key debates about the role that inspection plays in increasing public accountability and encouraging service improvement. Contributors describe current inspection methods across the key public sectors, and examine the underlying issues and tensions associated with public services inspection. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-527-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: education, health care, offenders, social policy, social work

Young Children's Rights

Young Children's Rights

Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice
2nd edition

Priscilla Alderson

This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-599-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, health care, law, social policy, social work law

Supporting Children and Families

Supporting Children and Families

Lessons from Sure Start for Evidence-Based Practice in Health, Social Care and Education

Edited by Justine Schneider, Mark Avis and Paul Leighton

This book gathers together the lessons learned from perhaps the largest scale social experiment ever undertaken in England - Sure Start. In addition to summarizing the findings of numerous innovative projects, contributors draw on their experiences of the successes and challenges to offer advice for those engaged in current and future practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-506-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, children, education, health care, social care, social policy, social work

Improving Children's Services Networks

Improving Children's Services Networks

Lessons from Family Centres

Jane Tunstill, Jane Aldgate and Marilyn Hughes

This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-461-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, community care, education, families, parenting, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Children's Rights in Education

Children's Rights in Education

Edited by Stuart Hart, Cynthia Price Cohen, Martha Farrell Erickson and Målfrid Grude Flekkøy

Providing perspectives, insights and recommendations, this is a comprehensive overview of the current state of children's rights and education around the world. This authoritative and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for anyone involved in, or concerned about, the rights of children in education around the world. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-977-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, children's rights, education, social policy, social work law

European Dimensions

Education, Training and the European Union

John Field

European Dimensions addresses the European Union's desire for a unified approach to education and its content. It explores the origins of the EU's present interest in education and also addresses the tensions that underlie its policies. This book takes a hard-headed look at the EU's position on education and assesses its impact at national level. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-432-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: education, educational training, higher education policy, social policy

Dimensions of Evaluation in Higher Education

Report of the IHME Study Group on Evaluationin Higher Education

Urban Dahll"ff, John Harris, Michael Shattock and Andr‚ Staropoli

This book addresses primary issues in evaluation in an international, a national and a long term perspective. The essays demonstrate that arguments about the nature and techniques of evaluation must entail far broader considerations than those often promoted by policy makers. more »

1991, Hardback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-526-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: education, higher education policy, social policy

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