Social Justice and Children in Care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856283724
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/1/1992
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Sect. I Introduction
1 Philosophy and social theory 3
2 The limits of criticism 12
Sect. II Parents' and children's rights in a court setting: the notion of justice in care proceedings
3 The coming of the guardian ad litem 19
4 The nature of the child's representative 25
5 The balance of rights (1): claims and liberties 33
6 The balance of rights (2): children and adults 41
7 The balance of rights (3): substantive and procedural issues 48
Sect. III Parents' and children's rights in a social work setting: voluntary care
8 Design of the study 57
9 Community influences 62
10 Initiatives: social worker, parent or child? 66
11 Planning meetings 73
12 Some practice models 81
13 Working with parents 86
14 Conclusions from the study 93
Sect. IV Social work and legal justice
15 Social work and law as moral practices 101
16 Care as a resource 111
17 Care as partnership (1); the evidence 118
18 Care as partnership (2): the theoretical context 127
19 Care as an expression of the child's best interests 134
20 Some final questions: a summary of the issues 143
Bibliography 151
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