Social Justice and Children in Care

Social Justice and Children in Care

by Morag Owen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1856283720

ISBN-13: 9781856283724

Pub. Date: 08/01/1992

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Can justice be achieved in voluntary cases – or is it purely a matter for courts to determine? Using a multi-disciplinary framework, which has at its centre a philosophical/anthropological view of social work as a moral practice, the author explores the notion of justice in public child care. The problem of parents' and children's rights is

Overview

Can justice be achieved in voluntary cases – or is it purely a matter for courts to determine? Using a multi-disciplinary framework, which has at its centre a philosophical/anthropological view of social work as a moral practice, the author explores the notion of justice in public child care. The problem of parents' and children's rights is addressed, first of all in the legal context of care proceedings and then in the social work setting of voluntary care. Forty-six difficult cases are examined to see how decisions are made and implemented. In the final analysis the dimensions of social and legal justice are charted in a way which may contribute to general understanding of these issues and some suggestions are offered about how social work may move forward in response to legitimate criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856283724
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Parents' and children's rights in a court setting: the notion of justice in care proceedings; Parents' and children's rights in a social work setting: voluntary care; Social work and legal justice; Bibliography.

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