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Re-imagining Child Protection: Towards Humane Social Work with Families

Featherstone, Brid, Morris, Kate, White, Sue

Published by Policy Press
ISBN 10: 1447308018 / ISBN 13: 9781447308010
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Title: Re-imagining Child Protection: Towards ...

Publisher: Policy Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This book challenges the current child protection culture and calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection. Num Pages: 256 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: JKSB1; JKSN. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 157 x 234 x 10. Weight in Grams: 302. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781447308010

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Synopsis: Raising a number of critical questions, Brid Featherstone, Susan White and Kate Morris challenge a child protection culture that they see as becoming increasingly authoritarian. Calling for a family-minded practice of child protection, they argue that children should be understood as relational beings and that greater sensitivity should be paid to parents and the needs they have as a result of the burdens of childcare. They argue that current child protection services need to ameliorate, rather than reinforce, the many deprivations that parents engaged in their systems face. Bringing together authors who combine a wealth of experience in both scholarship and practice, this book provides a sensitive reassessment of a critical point of contact between governments and families. 

About the Author: Brid Featherstone is professor of social care at the Open University. Susan White is professor of social work at the University of Birmingham. Kate Morris is associate professor of social work at the University of Nottingham

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