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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Child Welfare Policy and Practice

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ISBN13: 9781853028120
ISBN: 1853028126
Published: January 2000
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Format: Paperback
Price: £18.95

This text addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention.;It deals with social care issues within the UK, including some specific Scottish and Irish child welfare. The text discusses the development of children's service plans, operationalisation of recent child care legislation, use of live video links with child witnesses and management of the transition of young people with disabilities from childhood to adulthood.;The text also analyses the results of a long term, follow-up study of 20 years' duration of failure-to-thrive children. It puts forward recommendations for influencing future policy and practice in child care.

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The legal and policy context in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Kevin McCoy, Angus Skinner; communication, co-operation or collaboration - voluntary organizations involvement in the first Scottish children's services plans, Kay Tisdall et al; operationalising the definition of children in need from UK child care legislation, Patrick McCrystal; understanding and developing family support in Northern Ireland - the challenge to policy, practice and research, Kathryn Higgins; young people with disabilities - management of transitions from childhood to adulthood, Marina Monteith; looking after children materials, Suzanne Wheelaghan, Malcolm Hill; education and looked after children, Moira Borland; regarding Scotland's black children, Satnam Singh, Vijay Patel; the use of adoption as a route out of the care system, Andre Percy; from childhood to adulthood - the outcomes of 20 years follow-up of failure-to-thrive children, Dorota Iwaniec; influence of video mediation on adult-child interviews - implications for the use of the live link with child witnesses, Gywneth Doherty-Sneddon; the other 23 hours - the treatment within the community of adolescent sex offenders and their children, Stuart Mulholland; lessons learned from current research, Malcolm Hill.