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  1. Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

    Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

    A Comprehensive Costing Approach to Managing Your Resources

    Lisa Holmes and Samantha McDermid

    Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively, providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs, costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services. Learn More
    2011, Hardback, 9.37in x 6.26in / 238mm x 159mm, 200pp, £65.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-214-6
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 200pp, £65.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-448-2
  2. Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

    Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

    Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

    Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

    This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 224pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 224pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-441-3
  3. Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

    Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

    Finding and Using International Evidence

    Edited by Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato, Anita Lightburn, Jane Aldgate and Wendy Rose

    This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services. It introduces the key ideas and issues currently being debated in the evaluation of these services and provides examples of evaluation from policy and practice. Learn More
    2010, Hardback, 9.33in x 6.06in / 237mm x 154mm, 240pp, £60.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-819-3
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £60.00
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-248-8
  4. What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

    What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children?

    Janie Percy-Smith

    What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children? considers how to build strong and effective partnerships for children. It examines the policy context in relation to work with children and young people, looks at the history of partnership working and reviews the theories underpinning the different models of partnership working. Learn More
    2005, Paperback / softback, 9.53in x 6.73in / 242mm x 171mm, 142pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 9781904659105
  5. Children in Secure Accommodation

    Children in Secure Accommodation

    A Gendered Exploration of Locked Institutional Care for Children in Trouble

    Teresa O'Neill

    The author explores the circumstances and experiences of children in secure accommodation through an examination of their own stories and through the accounts of their social workers and the staff working at the secure units. From these narratives she draws conclusions on the meaning of being in a secure unit. Learn More
    2001, 320pp

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