This important text will provide a critical analysis of contemporary developments in child care policy under New Labour and the resulting policy and practice implications. The authors will draw on sociological debates, the growing children's rights literature and wider developments within social policy in order to provide a thorough and balanced guide to contemporary developments in this rapidly changing field. Ideologies behind recent initiatives in a wide range of practice areas are explored, and the implementation of key developments are appraised. This will be primary reading for all students specializing in work with children and their families.
|Publication date:||27th May 2004|
|Author:||Barbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, Jim Goddard|
BARBARA FAWCETT is Reader in Applied Social Studies and Head of Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Bradford. She spent thirteen years working in the field as a practitioner, manager and researcher before taking up an academic appointment. Her areas of special interest include child care, community care, disability issues, mental health and postmodern feminism. She is the author of Feminist Perspectives on Disability. BRID FEATHERSTONE is Reader in Applied Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield. She is a qualified social worker and worked for many years with young offenders and latterly as a worker ...More About Barbara Fawcett, Brid Featherstone, Jim Goddard