Raising a number of critical questions, Brid Featherstone, Susan White and Kate Morris challenge a child protection culture that they see as becoming increasingly authoritarian. Calling for a family-minded practice of child protection, they argue that children should be understood as relational beings and that greater sensitivity should be paid to parents and the needs they have as a result of the burdens of childcare. They argue that current child protection services need to ameliorate, rather than reinforce, the many deprivations that parents engaged in their systems face. Bringing together authors who combine a wealth of experience in both scholarship and practice, this book provides a sensitive reassessment of a critical point of contact between governments and families.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Brid Featherstone is professor of social care at the Open University. Susan White is professor of social work at the University of Birmingham. Kate Morris is associate professor of social work at the University of Nottingham.
Table of Contents
Re-imagining child protection in the context of re-imagining welfare
We need to talk about ethics
Developing research mindedness in learning cultures
Towards a Just Culture: Designing Humane Social Work Organisations
Getting on and getting by: living with poverty
Thinking afresh about relationships: Men, women, parents and services
Tainted love: how dangerous families became troubled