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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

Young People Leaving Care

Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Mike Stein

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-244-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, education, employment, fostering, health care, housing, looked after children, mental health, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Messages from Research

Carolyn Davies and Harriet Ward

Based on the latest research, this book provides today's practitioners and policymakers with an accessible summary of what we currently know about child protection. It explains the forms of abuse, how common they are and their impact before going on to evaluate effective interventions to combat maltreatment. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-124-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, health care, looked after children, nursing, probation, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, youthwork

Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

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

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, domestic abuse, education, families, fostering, health care, joint working, looked after children, nursing, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, 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

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

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 Taken Seriously

Children Taken Seriously

In Theory, Policy and Practice

Edited by Jan Mason and Toby Fattore

In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-250-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, education, health care, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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