Children and Families

Children and Families

by Paul Garrett (Editor)


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Recent years have witnessed a number of 'child protection' scandals where children, often from the poorest and most marginalised communities, have been on the receiving end of violence, abuse and social harm. In this short form book, part of the Critical and Radical Debates in Social Work series, Paul Michael Garrett looks at the impact of marketisation of social work services in both Ireland and England. He argues that marketisation has had a negative impact on policy regimes, working conditions, social work practices and on the services for vulnerable children and young people. Leading researchers from across the globe contribute to the debate and provide additional evidence from a range of policy regimes that catalogue the negative impact neoliberalism has had on children's services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447316190
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Policy Press at the University of Bristol - CASE Studies on Poverty, Place and P Series
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul Michael Garrett works at NUI Galway in the Republic of Ireland. He is the author of several books including Social Work and Social Theory (Policy Press, 2013). His work has appeared in academic journals across a range of disciplines. For a number of years he has been a member of the editorial collective of Critical Social Policy. He is also a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Social Work.

Table of Contents

Series Editors’
Radical and Critical Perspectives on Social Work with Children and families ~ lead essay by Paul Michael Garrett
The Crisis in Social Work with Children and Families ~ response by Rona Woodward
Rights and Wrongs: Young citizens in a young country ~ response by Mark Drakeford and Ian Butler
Social Justice Social Work Struggles in Canada: Poverty, Neoliberalism and Symbolic Resistance ~ response by Donna Baines
‘What is to be done?’
~ response by Roger Smith
~ response by Stanley Houston
Lost in Arcadia? ~ response by Griet Roets &
Rudi Roose
Problematizing Social Work ~ response by Fabian Kessl
Some concluding thoughts ~ Paul Michael Garrett Bibliography

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