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A Multi-Agency Approach
Schools play a vital role in safeguarding children and young people, and this timely book examines how schools identify and respond to child protection concerns, and their engagement with local authority children’s services.
Gendered systems of inaccessibility, inaction and irresponsibility
Drawing on interviews with key international informants across 16 countries, this book examines how child support systems often fail to transfer payments from separated fathers to mothers and their children. It identifies how the gender order is entrenched through child support failure and offers possibilities for feminist reform.
Spanning the UK, Australia and Canada, this comparative study brings maternal workers’ politicized voices to the centre of contemporary debates on class, work and gender.
The book illustrates why social reproduction needs to be at the centre of a critical theory of work, care and mothering for post-pandemic times.
Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in a Hi-Tech Age
How can we support children’s and young people’s mental wellbeing in a digital age? This essential guide for improving wellbeing offers practical ideas for parents/carers and professionals working with children.
A Practical Approach for Social Workers
Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience as educators, this book puts forward a new model of social work practice that both supports and protects service users across the lifecourse.
The Multifaceted Consequences of Labour Market Insecurity
Adopting a mixed-method and multilevel perspective, this book provides a comprehensive investigation into the multifaceted consequences of social exclusion of young people and derives crucial new policy recommendations. Contributors offer fresh insights into areas including youth well-being, health, leaving home and risks of poverty.
Life Histories of Romania’s Looked-After Children
This book explores what happened to the 'Romanian orphans' of the 1990s, including those who stayed in institutions as well as those who were fostered and adopted domestically and internationally. Looking in detail at their experiences, the book provides valuable new evidence on what is important for children in care today.
A Cross-Cultural Perspective
This book provides a culturally nuanced analysis of key issues relating to youth unemployment. Examining the causes and consequences of youth unemployment, it assesses ways forward to promote economic self-sufficiency.
Crafting Elastic Masculinity
This book explores Chinese young men’s views of manhood and develops a new concept of ‘elastic masculinity’ which can be stretched and forged differently in response to personal relationships and local realities.
Rethinking Contemporary Myths of Meritocracy
Alice Bradbury discusses how the meritocracy myth reinforces educational inequalities and analyses how the recent educational developments of datafication and neuroscience might challenge how we classify and label children as we rebuild a post-pandemic schooling system.
International Perspectives on Childhood and Youth in Hard Times
This book explores how children, young people and families cope with situations of socio-economic poverty and precarity in diverse international contexts and looks at the evidence of the harms and inequalities caused by these processes.
International Best Practice in Childcare and Long-term Care Policy
EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book provides an accessible analysis of what gender equality means and how we can achieve it by adapting best practices in childcare and long term care policies from other countries.
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