Series Editor: Mike Stein
Consultant Editor: Caroline Thomas
The provision of high quality children’s services matters to those who use and provide children’s services. This important series is the result of an extensive government-funded research initiative into the Quality Protects programme which aimed to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, as well as transform the management and delivery of children’s services. Focussing on current challenges in making every child matter, titles in the series are essential reading for all those working in the field.
Mike Stein is a research professor in the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. He has researched the problems and challenges faced by vulnerable children and young people for 25 years and contributed to the development of policy and practice in the UK and internationally. He acted as an academic adviser to the Quality Protects research initiative. Caroline Thomas is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, UK. She is an academic adviser to the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
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... more »2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work
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. more »2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
Keywords: adoption, child protection, education, fostering, social policy, special education
Children are frequently cared for by relatives and friends when parents, for whatever reason, are unable to care for their children themselves. Yet there has been very little information about how well children do when placed with kin or how safe they are in these placements. more »2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, social policy, social work
Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services. more »2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $60.00
Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, looked after children, social policy, social work
This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. more »2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
Subject: Health, Social Work and Social Care
Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence