The Future of Children’s Care

Critical Perspectives on Children’s Services Reform

Edited by Robin Sen and Christian Kerr

Published

Apr 1, 2023

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447368267

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Apr 1, 2023

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1447368281

Dimensions

216 x 240 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Robin Sen is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh and a qualified social worker who has practiced in statutory child and family social work in Scotland. He is also a qualified practice educator.

Christian Kerr is Lecturer in Social Work at Northumbria University and has worked as a community mental health worker, a mental health advocate, qualified social worker, practice educator and expert witness.

1. Introduction - Dr. Robin Sen and Christian Kerr

2. Where now? Children’s rights in England in the 2020s - Carolyne Willow

3. Intersectionality: Re-imagining children's services using a decolonial frame - Sweta Rajan-Rankin, Rebekah Pierre and Isobel Drew

4. Humane social work practice: creating a more parent friendly system - Annie, Surviving Safeguarding

5. Moving beyond the social work industrial complex? - Robin Sen and Christian Kerr

6. Networks of power and influence in children's services - Joe Hanley

7. Kinship care for England and Wales in the 2020s: challenges and opportunities - Paul Shuttleworth

8. Looking forward: Adoption in the 2020s and beyond - Avery Bowser

8. The legitimacy of children’s services - Jo Warner

9. Caring for children and young people in state care in the 2020s - John Radoux

10. A social model of child protection into the 2020s - Brid Featherstone and Anna Gupta

11. Conclusion - Dr. Robin Sen and Christian Kerr