Residential Child Care in Practice

Making a Difference

Mark Smith, Leon Fulcher, and Peter Doran

Residential Child Care in Practice

Mark Smith, Leon Fulcher, and Peter Doran

Distributed for Bristol University Press

192 pages | 18 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781847423108 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781847423115 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Written by experienced practitioners and academics, this book surveys the practice of residential child care. It takes as its starting point the fact residential child care requires workers and children to share a common life-space in which the quality of interpersonal relationships is crucial. Each chapter presents practice scenarios that highlight relevant policies and allow for the discussion of knowledge, skills, and values. Residential Child Care in Practice will appeal to child- and youth-care students, teachers, and practitioners, while also making valuable contributions to the emerging literature around social pedagogy.
About the authors
Foreword by Kiaras Gharabaghi

1. Introduction
2. Safe and secure: a sense of belonging
3. Nurtured: a sense of care
4. Healthy: a sense of wellbeing
5. Achieving and enjoying: education in its widest sense
6. Active: a sense of purpose
7. Respected and responsible: the idea of citizenship
8. Contributing: developing generosity
9. Included: a sense of community participation

Review Quotes
Gill Raja, UNIMAS in Malaysia

"This book is a gem. It addresses what should be at the centre of residential practice—personalised caring relationships which develop a youngster’s sense of self worth."

Okpara Rice, Executive Director, Starr Commonwealth—Columbus, Ohio

"This book highlights and provides insight into the core values of the field. . . . This book can help those on the front line, social workers, managers and executives take a hard look at what they are doing and challenge them all to think just a little bit differently."

Jeremy Millar, Robert Gordon University

"This is exactly the sort of book that should be required reading for all practitioners and policy makers in the field. . . . It is the first book that I will be reaching for from now on, quite simply a classic text in the making."

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