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Introducing Child Care Social Work: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Introducing Child Care Social Work: Contemporary Policy and Practice

128 pages | Learning Matters
This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.
1. Child Development
The impact of early abuse and trauma on the developing infant brain
Child development and disability
Child observation
2. Ecological factors
Assessment issues for children with a disability
Working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people
3. Legislation and social policy
Child care law and policy - a human rights perspective
'No legal place to stay' - issues for Gypsy and Traveller children
4. Evidence-based practice and managing the professional task
Service delivery to parents with learning disabilities - a critical appraisal
Managing and supporting young people with secually harmful behaviour

very clear and useful

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 23, 2011

Jill Davey

Jill has been a qualified social worker for over 20 years specialising in Child Care. Her experience includes residential and field social work, including child protection investigations. She managed a team of social workers and been lead officer for Child Protection within an Local Education Authority. Jill joined Bournemouth University in 2003 where, with colleagues, she designed and developed the PQ Child Care Award on behalf of the University. More About Author

Jennifer Bigmore

Jenny is the course leader and a lecturer for the Post Qualifying Specialist Childcare Award at Bournemouth University and a registered social worker. Her background is working mainly in Child Protection in both long term and assessment childcare teams. She has a particular interest in working with Looked After Children and Care Leavers. She joined the university three years ago and maintains strong links with practice through consultancy and practice teaching. More About Author