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Residential Child Care

Prospects and Challenges

Edited by Andrew Kendrick

Part of the Research Highlights in Social Work series

Quick Overview

Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people. Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care.
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Paperback / softback
2007, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 248pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-526-8
£19.99
Ebook
2007, ePUB, 248pp
ISBN: 978-1-84642-683-4
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£19.99

Description

Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people.

Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care and the role of residential child care as a positive choice within the range of care services. Key issues addressed include promoting well-being and development for young people; tackling potential discrimination in residential policy and practice; responding to areas of discord in residential child care; and underpinning themes relating to residential child care, such as staff development and support.

This book will provide essential reading for policy makers, managers and practitioners in residential care and the social services, and students in the field.

Reviews

'Contributions examine a number of recurring themes and pay particular attention to the importance of the relationship between young people and residential staff members. This book is an essential addition to the literature on residential child care.'
- ChildRight

'This is a refreshingly readable book which looks at both research findings and practical ways of working to improve the care of young people in residential settings. The book is divided into four sections with wide-ranging contributions on promoting well-being and development, addressing discrimination, conflict and response, and context and culture... This is a book students, residential staff and managers should all find useful, with extensive references for following-up specific issues in more detail. I would highly recommended it for all those learning about, working in, or managing residential services for young people.'
- Social Work

'White academically sound, the book is also very readable and has a useful index that helps you to find the material you are looking for.'
- Cafcass

'This book draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people. Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work and address the concerns about poor outcomes for young people leaving care, and the role of residential child care as a positive choice within the range of care services. Issues addressed include promoting well-being and development for young people; tackling potential discrimination in residential policy and practice, responding to areas of discord in residential child care; and underpinning themes relating to residential child care, such as child development and support.'
- Human Givens