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Values and Practice in Children's Services

by Roger S. Smith

Values and Practice in Children's Services Synopsis

Values and their application are a continuing area of concern for those involved in work with children and families. This book provides a means of understanding models of social welfare and children's services, and relating these to the challenges of practice. Key debates about values in children's services are identified and examined, in their legislative, policy and practice contexts. The text develops a range of approaches to practice, utilizing case examples to illustrate the challenges, and to help practitioners with the task of reconciling competing expectations in their work with children.

Values and Practice in Children's Services Press Reviews

'The emphasis on recent government initiatives will be especially welcomed by practising social workers...' - Ethics and Social Welfare

Book Information

ISBN: 9781403914743
Publication date: 29th October 2004
Author: Roger S. Smith
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 217 pages

About Roger S. Smith

ROGER SMITH is Lecturer and Programme Director in the School of Social Work at the University of Leicester. His research interests include youth offending, childcare, social inclusion, child poverty and user participation.

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