Child welfare and social policy

An essential reader

Edited by Harry Hendrick

Child welfare and social policy

Edited by Harry Hendrick

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

576 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781861345660 Published March 2005 For sale in North and South America only
This book provides an essential one-stop introduction to the key concepts, issues, policies and practices affecting child welfare, with particular emphasis on the changing nature of the relationship between child welfare and social policy. No other book brings together such a wide selection of material to form an attractive and indispensable teaching and learning resource. Child welfare and social policy provides readers with an historical overview of child welfare in England and Wales; high quality contributions from leading authorities in the field; discursive introductions to each section that set individual chapters in the broader context of childhood studies and case study material to bring discussions to life.Key topics covered include morality and child welfare; relations between law, medicine, social work, social theory and child welfare; children's rights and democratic citizenship and children as raw material for 'social investment'.Child welfare and social policy is invaluable reading for students and academics in social policy, sociology, education and social work. It is also a useful resource for health and social work professionals wishing to follow current debates in theory and practice.
Contents
Introduction
Part One: Child welfare: the historical background
Introduction
Moral campaigns for children's welfare in the nineteenth century ~ Christine Piper
Children and social policies ~ Harry Hendrick
Part Two: Identifying and exploring concepts and approaches
Introduction
Good intentions into social action ~ Michael King
Children - who do we think they are? ~ Peter Moss and Pat Petrie
The challenge of child poverty: developing a child-centred approach ~ Tess Ridge
Children's welfare and children's rights ~ Gerison Lansdown
Risk, advanced liberalism and child welfare ~ Nigel Parton
Conceptualising social capital in relation to the well-being of children and young people ~ Virginia Morrow
Children, parents and the state ~ Nigel Thomas
Race, culture and the child ~ Kwame Owusu-Bempah
Liberalism or distributional justice? ~ Terry Carney
Part Three: Policies, trends, contexts and ramifications
Introduction
The 1989 Children Act and children's rights ~ Jeremy Roche
Assumptions about children's best interests ~ Christine Piper
Taking liberties: policy and the punitive turn ~ Barry Goldson
Tightening the net: children, community and control ~ Adrian James and Allison James
'Mad', 'bad' or misunderstood ~ Vicki Coppock
Children and health ~ Malcolm Hill and Kay Tisdall
Reconstructing disability, childhood and social policy in the UK ~ John Davis, Nick Watson, Mairian Corker and Tom Shakespeare
Children of the welfare state ~ Anne Skevik
Fair but unequal? Children, ethnicity and the welfare state ~ Lucinda Platt
Housing policy and children ~ Paul Daniel and John Ivatts
Young carers and public policy ~ Andrew Bibby and Saul Becker
Education and the economy ~ Sally Tomlinson
Daycare: dreams and nightmares ~ Penelope Leach
Part Four: Children, social policy and the future
Introduction
Investing in the citizen-workers of the future ~ Ruth Lister
Children's participation: control and self-realisation in British late modernity ~ Alan Prout
Conclusion
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