Developing Good Practice in Children s Services

Author: Vicky White
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846420788
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1907969403
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Managing Children s Homes

Author: Sarah Byford
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427367
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.

Enhancing the Well being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

Author: Wendy Rose
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424779
Format: PDF, Docs
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Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. It addresses the challenges of measuring effectiveness in child welfare and explains the policy context for child welfare service delivery. Leading international contributors summarize the evidence of effectiveness in each core area, and consider the impact on children's development, parenting capacity and the wider community. Critically, the book also draws out the implications of the evidence for policy, practice and service delivery as well as for future research. This book is essential reading for policy makers, practitioners and commissioners of services in child welfare as well as students and researchers.

Good Practice in the Early Years

Author: Janet Kay
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826490042
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An accessible comprehensive guide to good practice in the early years for all early years and childcare students and practitioners.

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Author: Hilary Owen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428944
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Child Care and Early Education

Author: Jennie Lindon
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861527226
Format: PDF, ePub
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Child Care and Early Education has been written as a course companion to all major level 3 childcare qualifications including the CACHE Diploma in Early Years Care and Education, S/NVQ Early Years Care and Education and BTEC National in Early Years. Written from a more practical angle than existing childcare texts, Child Care and Early Education successfully covers the theory associated with all aspects of care and education for the under eights. Suitable for use as a course textbook with a supervisor, college tutor or NVQ assessor, Child Care and Early Education will also be valuable for practitioners who want to extend their own practice. It offers advice on building your own portfolio, learning to use resources and continued professional development. Written in an accessible and lively style, Child Care and Early Education is up to date on current childcare practice. It offers support, information and practical suggestions for practitioners in all types of early years and out of school care settings and also for readers working in a family home as nannies and childminders. Highly successful and established author Jennie Lindon offers different perspectives on some challenging issues often omitted from childcare texts.

Children s Services in the Developing World

Author: Najat M'Jid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351952218
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children’s services in The Developing World brings together evidence relating to the health and development of children in the global South. It is essential reading for students, scientists, policy makers and practitioners in economically developing countries. The book deals with the effects of catastrophe, disease, war and poverty on children's development. There is strong coverage of the ways in which children cope with even the most inauspicious of circumstances. Evidence is provided on the incidence of impairment to health and development. As well as establishing the risks to child well-being in the economic South, the book shows how to intervene to address those risks. Examples of good practice rigorously evaluated will be of interest to everyone seeking to improve the lives of children, whether that be in economically developed or developing nations.

Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs

Author: Ruth Birnbaum
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109875
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease.