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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Social Work with Children and Families

ISBN 9780230293854
Publication Date April 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Martin Davies brings together contributors from a range of universities and practice backgrounds to provide incisive perspectives on this complex field. One half of a unique duet of texts, this book explores the issues within policy, law, theory and research, which will define practice for the next generation of child and family social workers.

Martin Davies is Professor Emeritus at the University of East Anglia, UK, where he was the founding Director of the Graduate Programme in Social Work. He is the author of seven books and more than a hundred scholarly papers. He is editor of The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work and The Blackwell Companion to Social Work, now in its third edition. His text, The Essential Social Worker, also in its third edition, was based on the UEA course on social work in society, which he taught for twenty years. His most recent authored text, Doing a Successful Research Project, has sold over 8,500 copies since publication in 2007.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: SOCIAL WORK AND THE PROVISION OF FAMILY SUPPORT
Introduction; N.Frost
Family Support: Policies for Practice; K.Morris
The Legal Foundations of Family Support Work; L.Jordan
The Theoretical Foundations of Family Support Work; N.Frost & P.Dolan
What Research Findings Tell Social Workers about Family Support; A.McLeod
Family Support Work in Practice; J.McCormack
PART II: SOCIAL WORK AND CHILD PROTECTION
Introduction; J.Smeeton
Social Policy and Child Protection: Using the Heart and the Head: M.Little; D.Jodrell & S.Karakurt
Legal Perspectives on Social Work in Child Protection; C.Ball
The Place that Theory Plays in Child Protection Social Work; S.Hackett
The Challenging Nature of Research in Child Protection; H.Sneddon
Child Protection Social Work in Practice; J.Smeeton
PART III: SOCIAL WORK IN THE FIELD OF ADOPTION AND FOSTERING
Introduction; C.Jones
Adoption: From the Preservation of the Moral Order to the Needs of the Child; J.Simmonds
Legal Perspectives on Social Work in Adoption and Fostering; C.Ball
Two Theoretical Fields Relevant to the Practice of Social Work in Adoption and Fostering; C.Jones
Milestones in Adoption and Fostering Research; G.Clapton
Adoption and Fostering in Practice; S.Holland & C.Love
PART IV: RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE
Introduction; A.Kendrick
Residential Child Care Policy; J.Stanley
Residential Child Care: The Legal Foundations and Requirements; R.Sen
Theory in Residential Child Care; M.Smith
What Research Tells Us about Residential Child Care Practice; A.Kendrick
Residential Child Care in Practice; J.Bolger & J.Millar
Index

Reviews

'Where social work should be going.' - Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University, UK
'A thoughtful overview both for qualifying students and those with more expertise.' - Rachel Balen, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, University of Huddersfield, UK
'With its emphasis on the current, the critical and the creative, this book takes a fresh and often fascinating look at social work with children and families.' - Rona Woodward, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Stirling, UK
'...the book is an easy, accessible read and will be an invaluable introductory text for social work students, as well as newly-qualified and more experienced practitioners.' - Professional Social Work
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