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Child Placement By June Thoburn

Child Placement

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This second edition of a handbook for those who work with children or who are in training, has been amended to take account of the Children Act 1989. It stresses the need to balance the duty to safeguard child welfare with the duty to help parents' fulfil their parental responsibilities.

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Child Placement: Principles and Practice by June Thoburn

This is the second edition of a practice handbook which has proved popular with i those who work with children and families or are training to do so. The author is an acknowledged expert of international standing on child protection and family placement. She was a member of Department of Health advisory groups on the Guidance which accompanied the Children Act 1989 and has substantially amended this second edition to encompass the research which informed the new legislation and the changes in practice necessitated by it. Dr Thoburn writes with conviction about the importance of balancing the duty to safeguard the child's welfare with the duty to enhance the ability of parents to fulfil their parental responsibilities. She endorses the partnership philosophy of the Children Act, and provides practical guidance on how this principle can be put into practice whether the child remains at home, lives in residential care, or moves to permanent foster or adoptive family. A particular strength of the book is the way in which research findings, case material, values, and practice wisdom are combined to provide a coherent base from which to practice. The book is clearly written; its contents and emphasis reflect the author's experience of teaching social workers, lawyers and health professionals on qualifying and post-qualifying courses.

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Table of Contents

Children looked after by local authorities and their families; A review of social work practice in child placement; Principles for practice; Choosing the placement; Achieving permanence by return to the children's natural family; Long-term placement with relatives or friends; Permanent placement with substitute families; Long-term residential care and specialist fostering; After placement and aftercare. Appendix 1: Summary of child care law and statistics for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Appendix 2: Selected reading for child care practitioners; Bibliography; Index.

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Child Placement: Principles and Practice by June Thoburn
June Thoburn
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.