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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Safeguarding Childhood

Early Intervention and Surveillance in a Late Modern Society

ISBN 9781403933324
Publication Date March 2006
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This new text by a recognized authority offers a clear, invigorating and theoretically sophisticated commentary on child abuse and child welfare policy. Parton critically assesses the latest developments in child protection thinking and practice, explaining how changes in philosophy and intervention have been informed by cultural, economic and political context. Carefully blending core examples, evidence and the latest social theory, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners.

NIGEL PARTON is Professor of Child Care and Director of the Centre of Applied Childhood Studies, University of Hudddersfield, UK. He is also co-editor of Children and Society and on the editorial board of eight other journals.

List of Figures and Tables
Introduction: A History of the Present
Child Welfare and Modern Society
Child Abuse and the Growing Crisis in Child Protection
From Maria Colwell to Victoria Climbie: The Emergence of Late Modernity
Rethinking Child Protection and Family Support
Governing Childhood under New Labour
'Working Together to Safeguard Children'
Policing the Paedophile
'Every Child Matters'
Towards 'the Preventive State'


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