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Governing the Family : Child Care, Child Protection and the State - Nigel Parton

Governing the Family

Child Care, Child Protection and the State

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Published: 30th July 1991
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'...it will undoubtedly and deservedly be read widely by a lay as well as a professional audience.' Kate Wilson, Times Higher Education Supplement Drawing on original research this book provides a challenging and instructive analysis of the nature of the heated and often contradicting arguments of recent years about how to reform the child care system, and the emergence of a central concern with child protection. It provides a unique insight into the political influences on the 1989 Children Act and the issues it attempted to address, the bargains that were struck in the process of it becoming law and the new balances it introduced between the role of the state, the responsibilities of parents and the rights of children.

Social Work, Social Regulation and the Family - Child Care, Prevention and Partnership - Child Abuse, Authority and Risk - Sexual Abuse, the Cleveland Affair and the Private Family - Co-ordination, Management and Social Assessment - The Children Act 1989: Reconstructing the Consensus - A Contemporary Political Economy of Child Protection

ISBN: 9780333541227
ISBN-10: 0333541227
Series: Child Care, Child Protection and the State
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 30th July 1991
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 12.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 11