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Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work

Perspectives on Children’s Participation

By Clive Diaz

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447354451

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447354444

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447354482

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

12 Jun 2020

Page count

176 pages

ISBN

978-1447354482

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Decision Making in Child and Family Social Work

There is increasing pressure to involve children and young people in the decisions that affect them. Presenting new research on the extent to which parents and children participate in decision making when childcare social workers are involved, particularly in child protection conferences and Child in Care reviews, Diaz argues for a radical shift in existing practices.

Including a range of perspectives, this book highlights the systemic changes needed for social workers and other key professionals to ensure that children and parents participate more meaningfully in decision-making, which will improve the long term outcomes for children and their families.

“This is an authoritative text on children’s participation in child protection. The findings offer valuable lessons and show an urgent need to develop ways to better involve children and their families.” Justin Rogers, University of Bath

Clive Diaz is a Research Associate at Cardiff University.

Introduction

Children’s and Parents’ Participation: Current Thinking ~ Clive Diaz and Lorna Stabler

How Parents and Children View the System

Young People’s Perspectives

Young People’s Participation: Views from Social Workers and IROs

Senior Managers’ Perspectives

When it Goes Wrong

Summary and Conclusion