Public Services Inspection in the UK: Research Highlights in Social Work

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Public Services Inspection in the UK provides a detailed account of the changing role of inspection in public services management. It analyses the key debates about the role that inspection plays in increasing public accountability and encouraging service improvement. Public Services Inspection in the UK is essential reading for public service managers, social workers, policy makers, researchers, academics, students and professionals working in public services who have an ...
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Overview

Public Services Inspection in the UK provides a detailed account of the changing role of inspection in public services management. It analyses the key debates about the role that inspection plays in increasing public accountability and encouraging service improvement. Public Services Inspection in the UK is essential reading for public service managers, social workers, policy makers, researchers, academics, students and professionals working in public services who have an involvement in the inspection process.
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Table of Contents

1 The Rise of Public Services Inspection Steve Martin Martin, Steve Howard Davis Davis, Howard 7

2 Inspection of Local Government Services James Downe Downe, James 19

3 Inspection of Adult and Children's Social Care Chris Johns Johns, Chris David Lock Lock, David 37

4 Inspection of Education and Skills: From Improvement to Accountability Jane Martin Martin, Jane 52

5 Regulation and Inspection of Health Services Kieran Walshe Walshe, Kieran 68

6 Inspection and the Criminal Justice Agencies John W. Raine Raine, John W. 87

7 Holistic Public Services Inspection Steve Bundred Bundred, Steve Clive Grace Grace, Clive 102

8 Performance Paradoxes: The Politics of Evaluation in Public Services John Clarke Clarke, John 120

9 The Future of Public Services Inspection Howard Davis Davis, Howard Steve Martin Martin, Steve 135

Subject Index 155

Author Index 159

Tables and Figure

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