Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people.
Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care and the role of residential child care as a positive choice within the range of care services. Key issues addressed include promoting well-being and development for young people; tackling potential discrimination in residential policy and practice; responding to areas of discord in residential child care; and underpinning themes relating to residential child care, such as staff development and support.
This book will provide essential reading for policy makers, managers and practitioners in residential care and the social services, and students in the field.
About the Author
Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling. She is the co-author of a number of books on child care and protection and has a particular interest in factors that help children to cope with adversity. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.
Roger Bullock is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bristol. He is editor of Adoption and Fostering.
Claire Cameron PhD is Professor of Social Pedagogy and Deputy Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University College London. Previously a social worker, her research contributes to the development of the children's workforce and the quality of life of children and young people attending care and education services, particularly looked after children.
Andrew Kendrick is Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He is on the Strategic Boards of the Centre of Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ). He is a member of the editorial board of Child&Youth Care Forum and is Chair of the editorial board of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care.
Dr Kirsten Stalker is a Reader in the Education Faculty at Strathclyde University. She has published widely in the field of social work.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Residential Child Care. Andrew Kendrick, Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. Promoting Well-being and Development 2. Could Do Better! Supporting the Education of Looked After Children. Joe Francis, University of Edinburgh.3. The Health of Looked After Children in Residential Care. Jane Scott, University of Dundee; Harriet Ward, University of Loughborough; and Malcolm Hill, University of Strathclyde. 4. Mental Health and Children and Young People in Residential Care. Michael van Beinum, NHS Lanarkshire and University of Glasgow. 5. The Concept of Resilience: Messages for Residential Child Care. Brigid Daniel, University of Dundee. 6. Young People Leaving Residential Care: Experiences and Outcomes. Jo Dixon, University of York. Addressing Issues of Discrimination 7. Gender Matters in Residential Child Care. Teresa O'Neill, University of Bristol. 8. Disabled Children in Residential Settings. Kirsten Stalker, University of Strathclyde. 9. Black and Minority Ethnic Children and Young People in Residential Care. Andrew Kendrick, Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. Conflict and Response. 10. Prioritising Young People's Concerns in Residential Care: Responding to Peer Violence. Christine Barter, University of Bristol. 11. Hold On: Physical Restraint in Residential Child Care. Laura Steckley and Andrew Kendrick, Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. 12. Blurring the Boundaries: The Relationship between Secure Accomodation and 'Alternatives' in Scotland. Aileen Barclay, University of Stirling and Lynne Hunter, University of Strathclyde. Context and Culture. 13. Children's Voices, Children's Rights. Ruth Emond, University of Stirling. 14. Therapeutic Approaches in Residential Child Care. Irene Stevens and Judy Furnivall, Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care, University of Strathclyde. 15. Staffing, Training and Recruitment: Outcomes for Young People in Resdiential Care in Three Countries. Claire Cameron and Janet Boddy, Institute of Education, University of London. 16. Leadership, Structure and Culture in Residential Child Care. Roger Bullock, Dartington Social Research Unit. Subject index. Author index.