Developing Good Practice In Children S Services

Author: Vicky White
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420788
Size: 15,21 MB
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This book is concerned with how social workers and managers can engage reflectively and proactively with changes in children's services. Vicky White and John Harris have drawn together the contributors' experiences of working with children in a broad range of settings, emphasising ways in which the current context of change can be used as an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision and achieve better outcomes for children and their families. The authors examine approaches to the assessment of children in need and the analysis of risk, and consider the impact of poverty and social divisions on children's lives. Highlighting key concepts, such as community development and multi-agency interventions, they anticipate likely policy developments for the future. Examples are provided of the planning and implementation of new initiatives including: · preventive education to protect children · positive reinforcement of children's cultural heritage · therapeutic approaches to sexually inappropriate behaviour · training programmes for foster carers. The real-life material on which the book draws can be used as source material by students undertaking qualifying programmes in health, social care and social work and by more experienced professionals to reflect on their own practice, particularly if they are undertaking post-qualifying courses – a timely resource for all staff and students seeking to develop good practice in children's services.

Guide To Developing Good Practice In Childhood Bereavement Services

Author: Alison Penny
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1907969403
Size: 10,73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Whether you are setting up a new or are already delivering a childhood bereavement service, you will find useful information in this book. The starting point is a discussion of the importance of good practice in childhood bereavement services, but the ebook will be useful as a reference when specific issues in developing or reviewing your policy and procedures arise.

A Guide To Developing Good Practice In Childhood Bereavement Services

Author: Alison Penny
Editor: Ncb
ISBN: 9781904787990
Size: 17,44 MB
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Whether you are setting up a new or are already delivering a childhood bereavement service, you will find useful information in this book.The starting point is a discussion of the importance of good practice in childhood bereavement services, but the ebook will be useful as a reference when specific issues in developing or reviewing your policy and procedures arise.

Good Practice In Safeguarding Children

Author: Hilary Owen
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428944
Size: 13,18 MB
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Good Practice in Safeguarding Children considers how front-line professionals can keep the best interests of the child at the heart of their work when statutory guidance, the way agencies are integrated and the delivery of services are changing. Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen have drawn together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice, including case scenarios and exercises. This book explores how changes in the system offer an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision, to achieve better outcomes for children and their families. This book is a must-read book for all front-line practitioners involved in safeguarding children, including social workers, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, police officers, healthcare professionals, probation workers and teachers. It is also suitable for undergraduate, post-graduate and post-qualifying students.

Managing Children S Homes

Author: Sarah Byford
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427367
Size: 12,70 MB
Format: PDF
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Managing Children's Homes focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes. The authors explain the considerable variation in quality achieved by children's homes and how this relates to management style, working environment and staff structures. The skills and qualities that make effective managers of homes are explored. These, along with factors such as the provision of resources, are investigated to demonstrate how to attain a successful children's home environment and longer-term achievement for looked-after children. Based on innovative, DfES-funded, interdisciplinary research, this book will be essential reading for staff and managers in children's care homes and will also be of interest to students, policy-makers and directors of social services.

Developing Early Childhood Services

Author: Peter Baldock
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335238750
Size: 14,63 MB
Format: PDF
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Assisting readers to understand how early years services have been transformed and to evaluate that process and to prepare for the future.

The Routledge Handbook Of Global Child Welfare

Author: Pat Dolan
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317374746
Size: 15,38 MB
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In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent international expertise, the book offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the policies, systems and practices that can deliver the best outcomes for children. It considers the challenges faced by children globally, and the difference families, services and professionals can make. This ambitious and far-reaching handbook is essential reading for everyone working to make the world a better and safer place for children.

Making An Impact

Author: Marianne Hester
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853028441
Size: 17,62 MB
Format: PDF
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"Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence focuses on the children who experience domestic violence and lays guidelines for how best to support and protect them." "Produced by a consortium consisting of the NSPCC, Barnardo's and the Domestic Violence Research Group at the University of Bristol, and commissioned by the Department of Health, this Reader will enable professionals working with children to develop informed, sophisticated and collaborative child care and protection responses for children who are experiencing domestic violence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Working Together In Children S Services

Author: Damien Fitzgerald
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135394547
Size: 20,82 MB
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The importance of interagency cooperation within children’s services has been highlighted within recent government strategy, including the Every Child Matters agenda, the development of Children’s Centres and the expansion of Extended Schools. Following tragic cases such as Victoria Climbie, the need for effective multi-disciplinary teamwork and interagency co-operation across all education and care settings remains as pressing as ever. Working Together in Children’s Services addresses a range of theoretical perspectives and contexts to stimulate students and practitioners critical thinking about the issues of multi-agency working. The book provides the reader with a critical framework for understanding both new and future developments and explores key issues like: The notion of "working together" and what it means in practice The benefits and barriers of multi-agency work Current policy and requirements for successful interdisciplinary working Essential skills for inter-professional teamwork. As modules on multi-professional working become increasingly common, the book will provide core reading for all students of Early Childhood Studies, Initial Teacher Education and Foundation Degrees in the Early Years. By showing how to develop successful multi-agency partnerships, it is also highly relevant for teachers and practitioners working across children’s services.

Good Practice In The Early Years

Author: Janet Kay
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826490042
Size: 13,40 MB
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An accessible comprehensive guide to good practice in the early years for all early years and childcare students and practitioners.