Social Work with Young People in Care: Looking after Children in Theory and Practice

Social Work with Young People in Care: Looking after Children in Theory and Practice

by Nigel Thomas

Paperback(2005)

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Social Work with Young People in Care: Looking after Children in Theory and Practice by Nigel Thomas

This text offers a clear and balanced introduction to social work with children and young people who are looked after away from home. The book explains the context in which children are looked after, the range of services available, and the research evidence, laying the groundwork for developing good practice skills. It emphasises the importance of listening to children and to issues of disability and ethnicity. Theoretically informed but practice-oriented throughout, this is a much-needed guide to social work with children in care for students, practitioners, educators and policy-makers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403920508
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 10/21/2005
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

NIGEL THOMAS is Professor of Childhood and Youth Research in the Department of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He previously taught social work with children and families at the University of Wales Swansea and led the Postqualifying Child Care Programme for Wales. Before becoming an academic he was a social work practitioner and manager. He is author of Children, Family and the State: Decision-making and child participation (2002), co-author of What works in creating stability for looked after children? (2001), and co-editor of An Introduction to Early Childhhod Studies (2004).

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