Children's Homes: A Study in Diversity

Children's Homes: A Study in Diversity

by Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs
     
 

Children s homes have cultures which vary from the benign to the malignant. Using a distinctive cross-institutional design, this study of 48 children s homes shows how some were characterised by widespread bullying, delinquency and low morale among both staff and residents whilst others were relatively peaceful and friendly. These differences are explained by the

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Children s homes have cultures which vary from the benign to the malignant. Using a distinctive cross-institutional design, this study of 48 children s homes shows how some were characterised by widespread bullying, delinquency and low morale among both staff and residents whilst others were relatively peaceful and friendly. These differences are explained by the way these homes were resourced, managed and run, thus providing lessons for the future. This accessible text provides

• a much-needed insight into the management of children s homes and the impact on their residents

• perspectives from a large sample of children, parents, staff and social workers

• an examination of the effect on staff and residents of features such as the size of the home, staff ratios, the proportion of trained staff and the approach of the head
Commissioned by the Department of Health, this study is essential reading for practitioners in the social and welfare services and others with an interest in the well-being of deprived, troubled or delinquent young people.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471984566
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/26/1998
Series:
Living Away From Home - Studies in Residential Care Series, #3
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.67(d)

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