Working Together For Young Children: Multi-professionalism in action

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With 1994 designated the United Nations Year of the Family, young children and their relationship with parents and carers is firmly back on the political agenda. Amongst recent legislation to meet this agenda in Britain is the Children Act 1989. The Act seeks to improve the position and perception of children in society, by stressing the rights of children and the responsibilities that parents and the caring professions have towards them.
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Overview

With 1994 designated the United Nations Year of the Family, young children and their relationship with parents and carers is firmly back on the political agenda. Amongst recent legislation to meet this agenda in Britain is the Children Act 1989. The Act seeks to improve the position and perception of children in society, by stressing the rights of children and the responsibilities that parents and the caring professions have towards them.
Working Together For Young Children addresses the central issues facing young children and their families in the light of this new social and political climate. The contributors - experienced in the fields of health, education, social and voluntary services - provide information, research evidence and ideas about practice in the light of recent legislative reform. Emphasising the need for continuity, comprehensiveness and collaboration at all levels of care provision, different chapters explore the services directed at children 'in need' as well as children in general.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415092487
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/10/1994
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and table
List of contributors
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction
1 What's so special about families? 1
2 In sickness and in health 15
3 Childminders and children 26
4 Teachers and young children in educational establishments 35
5 Voluntary agencies, young children and their families, preschool playgroups 47
6 Daycare and nursery education as a business. The private sector: an overview 66
7 Becoming a special family 81
8 When parents separate - having two homes 93
9 Supporting 'children in need' - the role of the social worker 104
10 Young children in the care system 119
11 Making a difference for children 'in need': 'educare' services 133
12 Young children in day nurseries and combined centres run by the Social Services department - practitioner research 145
13 Training to work with young children 159
14 Coordinating provision - the story so far in one local authority 170
15 Postscript. Supporting children and families - an optimistic future? 182
Name index 185
Subject index 188
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