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Inside Kinship Care

Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Edited by David Pitcher

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-346-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp
Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton, Sharon Vincent and Connie Smith

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-067-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

A Guide to Participatory Practice

Margaret Bell

Everyone seems to agree that children have to be heard, but not on how, where and when they can participate, or the organisation needed to facilitate it. This book addresses these questions. Margaret Bell looks at the reality of children's experiences, examines the variety of definitions of participation and highlights initiatives for involvement. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-607-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
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
A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

Lynn Davis

This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-092-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
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
The Child's World

The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need
2nd edition

Edited by Jan Horwath

This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-568-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp
Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Edited by Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-689-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Street Wise

Street Wise

A Programme for Educating Young People about Citizenship, Rights, Responsibilities and the Law

Sam Frankel

Designed to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to be street wise, this resource challenges young people to engage in relevant moral questions through raising awareness of the criminal process and how it applies to them, so that that they can take a lead in developing better relationships within their communities. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-680-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp
Children, Families and Violence

Children, Families and Violence

Challenges for Children's Rights

Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe

This book examines the risk factors surrounding children at risk of experiencing and perpetrating violence, and looks at the positive role that children's rights can play in their protection. The authors propose that violence in childhood is not spontaneous: that children are raised to become violent in poorly functioning families. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-698-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

Anthony Harbour

This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-576-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp
Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People

Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People

Current Issues in Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Christine M. Oliver and Jane Dalrymple

This book explores the latest debates and findings relating to research and practice in the field of children and young people's advocacy. Contributors present the key issues and dynamics of current advocacy practice and examine its role within health, education and social care services. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-596-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
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
Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Knowledge and Theory
2nd edition

Edited by Joyce Lishman

This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care, focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-186-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 408pp
See You in Court

See You in Court

A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings

Lynn Davis

See You in Court is an accessible guide for social workers on being a witness in care proceedings. With little training and few resources available, social workers can find preparing for court a daunting part of their role. This book answers questions frequently asked by social workers in real cases. more »

2007, Paperback: £16.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-547-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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