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An essential reader
This book provides an essential introduction to the key concepts, issues, policies and practices affecting child welfare, with particular emphasis on the changing nature of relationships between child welfare and social policy. No other book brings together such a wide selection of material to form an indispensable teaching and learning resource.
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A Comprehensive Analysis of Change in Children’s Time Use in the UK
This rigorous review of four decades of data provides the clearest insights yet into the way children use their time. With analysis of changes in the time spent on family, education, culture and technology, as well as children’s own views on their habits, it presents a fascinating perspective on behaviour, wellbeing, social change and more.
Can They Deliver an Equitable Service?
This highly topical book presents recent, significant research from eight nations where childcare markets are the norm.
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.
Perrier illustrates how the 1970 Women’s Liberation demands about childcare are persisting today, and how workers continue to organize against inequality.
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Reflections from Young Adults
Drawing on the qualitative research findings, this book develops a new framework to provide a useful analytical tool for academics and practitioners working with children and families to make sense of young people’s experiences of parental separation and divorce and puts forward suggestions for improving support for children in the future.
The book offers insights into childhood by focusing on accounts of home and family, school, public spaces and sites of work in local and global settings.
This substantially updated new edition sets out the contexts of children's and young people’s lives and encourages students to explore their complexities and contexts. Each chapter challenges students’ assumptions and examines crucial issues in the field, such as participation, race, and transnational childhoods.
Children and young people's cultural worlds offers a critical introduction to childhood in the digital age and challenges adult concerns, highlighting instead the diversity of children's experiences and relationships with each other.
Agency and Resilience
Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Drawing on participatory international research, this book argues for a radical transformation in children’s roles in responding, planning and adapting to disasters. It demonstrates how child-centred ways of working will benefit all those involved.
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Why the Abuse of Child Imprisonment Must End
This engaging book presents the shocking truth about the lives and deaths of children in custody. Drawing on human rights legislation, it outlines the harsh realities of penal child custody. The issues are explored through the lens of protection, not punishment, and the author finds there can be only one conclusion: child prisons must close.
Global issues and policy responses
The book makes a significant contribution to the growing research evidence on children and young people with caring responsibilities ('young carers') and the impacts of HIV/AIDS on families globally, focusing on the experiences and perspectives of children that are caring for a parent with HIV in the global North and South.
Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care
Based on a unique longitudinal study and offering a critical visual methodology of “collaborative seeing”, this book shows how a diverse community of young people in Worcester, MA used cameras at different ages (10, 12, 16, 18) to capture the centrality of care in their lives, homes and classrooms.