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Children, Young People and Families - Research
Aspiring to Survive
Placing children’s experiences, needs and concerns at the centre of its examination of contemporary policies and political discourses surrounding poverty in childhood, this book examines a broad range of structural, institutional and ideological factors common across developed nations and forges a radical new pathway for the future.
International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies
Lessons from child protection errors and mistakes in 11 countries in Europe and North America are drawn together in a stimulating study from leading researchers in the field. By comparing and contrasting impacts, responses and responsibilities, it deepens understanding of how child protection systems fail and points to ideas for risk reduction.
Focusing on online facilitated online sexual abuse, this book takes a rigorous approach to existing literature to address some of the most pressing public and policy questions on this type of abuse. It examines which children are most vulnerable, how their vulnerability is made, what they are vulnerable to and how we can foster resilience.
Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change
Drawing on access to prominent policy makers, Purcell examines the origins and impact of children’s services reform under recent Labour and Conservative-led governments, including Labour’s Every Child Matters programme and the Munro Review. He also reassesses the impact of high-profile child abuse cases, including Victoria Climbié and Baby P.
From Exclusion to Dignity
This book uses a wide range of international case studies from the Global South to examine the stark repercussions of colonial conquest on children’s lives and childhood policy today. Liebel shows the work that we must do to decolonize childhoods globally and ensure that children’s rights are better promoted and protected.
From the Caregiver's Perspective
Exploring the untold experiences of family members and friends caring for the children of female prisoners in England and Wales, this book analyses the complex challenges of the ‘family sentence’ they serve and the realities of their disenfranchised status in society, policy and practice.
Perspectives on Children’s Participation
Presenting new research, this book provides refreshing guidance on how social workers can ensure that children and parents participate more effectively in decision making processes when childcare social workers are involved and improve outcomes for all.
The Norway Model and the Changing Face of Fatherhood
This compelling book examines parental leave policies in Nordic countries, looking at how these laws encourage men towards life courses with greater care responsibilities. It considers the impact that these policies have had on gender equality and how they have led to a re-gendering of men by promoting ‘caring masculinities’.
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.
Towards a Theory of Affective Affinities
This is the first comprehensive engagement of Pierre Bourdieu’s influential sociology with affect theory. It draws on empirical research and everyday examples from sociology to develop a theory of “Affective Affinities,” deepening our understanding of how everyday moments contribute to constructs and remaking of social class.
A Comparative Analysis of Policy and Place
The nuanced interconnections of poverty and educational attainment across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are explored in this unique analysis. Experts investigate how different educational structures and policies affect teachers’ engagement with marginalised groups and consider how inequalities might be reduced.
Participatory Child Protection Practice in Norway and the United States
This book examines a participatory approach in child protection practices in Norway and the United States. It explores ways of empowering children; shows how they can be encouraged to express their own opinions and explores tools for child protection workers to negotiate complex boundaries around the inclusion of children in decision-making.