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Quality Matters in Children's Services

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.

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  1. Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

    Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

    Family Experiences and Effective Practice

    Hedy Cleaver, Deborah Cleaver, Sukey Tarr

    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. Learn More
    2007, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 232pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-582-4
    2007, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 232pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-673-5
  2. The Pursuit of Permanence

    The Pursuit of Permanence

    A Study of the English Child Care System

    Claire Baker, Ian Sinclair, Jenny Lee, Ian Gibbs

    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. Learn More
    2007, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 320pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-595-4
    2007, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 320pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-742-8
  3. Kinship Care

    Kinship Care

    Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements

    Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers

    This book compares formal kinship care to traditional foster placements. The authors explore whether children placed with family and friends fare better or worse than other foster children, what services are provided and needed, and how kin care is experienced by carers, children and social workers. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-631-9
    2008, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 256pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-803-6
  4. Educating Difficult Adolescents

    Educating Difficult Adolescents

    Effective Education for Children in Public Care or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

    Cherilyn Dance, Jennifer K Beecham, David Berridge, 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. Learn More
    2008, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-681-4
    2008, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 224pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-850-0
  5. Quality Matters in Children's Services

    Quality Matters in Children's Services

    Messages from Research

    Mike Stein, Mike Stein, Caroline Thomas, Delyth Morgan

    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. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 11.69in x 8.27in / 297mm x 210mm, 160pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6
    2009, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 160pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-912-5

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