Values and Practice in Children's Services

Palgrave Macmillan

Values and their application are a continuing area of concern for those involved in work with children and families. This book provides a means of understanding models of social welfare and children's services, and relating these to the challenges of practice. Key debates about values in children's services are identified and examined, in their legislative, policy and practice contexts. The text develops a range of approaches to practice, utilizing case examples to illustrate the challenges, and to help practitioners with the task of reconciling competing expectations in their work with children.
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About the author

ROGER SMITH is Lecturer and Programme Director in the School of Social Work at the University of Leicester. His research interests include youth offending, childcare, social inclusion, child poverty and user participation.
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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
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Published on
Oct 29, 2004
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Pages
232
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ISBN
9781137161444
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
Social Science / Sociology / General
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