Protecting children : a social model /

This book explores the policy and practice possibilities offered by a social model of child protection. Drawing on developments in mental health and disability studies, it examines the conceptual, political and practice implications of this new framework.

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Main Authors: Featherstone, Brid (Author), Gupta, Anna (Author), Morris, Kate, 1962 June 18- (Author), White, Sue, 1961- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2018.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro; PROTECTING CHILDREN; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Telling a new story; Locating our story; A new story with some familiar chapters; Understanding and tackling root causes; Rethinking the state; Relationship(s)-based practice and co-production; Embedding ethics and human rights: a dialogic approach; Stories of hope, repair and relationships: new directions; Concluding remarks: travelling hopefully?; Structure of the book; 2. Trouble ahead? Contending discourses in child protection; Child protection and expertise: enduring stories.
  • A better Britain for child, family and community: a sojourn in the mid-20th century1980: Can social work survive? The 'what works?' question surfaces; Making the case replaces casework: the 1990s and the tyranny of risk; The 'orange book': the seductive certainties of standardised assessment; From concern about dangerousness to concern about concern; England: new public management, 'deliverology' and child protection; The system reassessed; Concluding remarks; 3. Building better people: policy aspirations and family life; Introduction.
  • Rewriting social deprivation in bodies and brains: the great leap backwardsPrevention science and human perfectibility; The economists seize control; Preferred responses: infant determinism, parenting and programmes; Implementation science: targeting and intervention efficacy; Epigenetics: friend or foe?; Concluding remarks; 4. Family experiences of care and protection services: the good, the bad and the hopeful; Introduction; Background; Negotiating help in the shadow of risk; Fragmented roles and services; Money and practical resources matter; Time; Cold-hearted encounters.
  • Relationships matterThe deficit model of feedback; Was partnership a wolf in sheep's clothing?; Green shoots?; Concluding remarks; 5. A social model for protecting children: changing our thinking?; The social model of disability and its evolution; Concluding remarks; 6. A social model: experiences in practice; Introduction; Looking forward, looking back: 'tidal hope'; Concluding thoughts; 7. Domestic abuse: a case study; Introduction; Risk and rupture: who gets hurt?; Rethinking who and why in domestic abuse; Between domestic abuse and child protection; Seeds of change?
  • A social model of protecting children: domestic abuseConcluding thoughts; 8. Crafting different stories: changing minds and hearts; Introduction; Navigating a post-truth landscape; Framing our worlds: how and what?; Discussion of framing theory: perils and opportunities; "I thought you would hate me"; Concluding thoughts; 9. Concluding thoughts; Introduction; Let's talk; Taking the next steps; Concluding remarks; References; Index.