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Governing the Family By Nigel Parton

Governing the Family
by Nigel Parton

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A critical analysis of the recent developments in child care and child protection policy and practice. The book locates them in their political context and provides a case study of the processes of change in social policy.
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Governing the Family: Child Care, Child Protection and the State by Nigel Parton

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.

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About Nigel Parton

NIGEL PARTON is Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Huddersfield Polytechnic. During 1989-90 he was Hallsworth Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at Manchester University. He is author of The Politics of Child Abuse (Macmillan, 1985).

Table of Contents

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

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Governing the Family: Child Care, Child Protection and the State by Nigel Parton
Nigel Parton
Used - Very Good
Macmillan Education UK
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