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Working with Children, Young People and Families

Working with Children, Young People and Families
A course book for Foundation Degrees

Edited by:
  • Billie Oliver - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Bob Pitt - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

May 2011 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
This book is essential reading for anyone studying and working in the new integrated children's services. The Children's Workforce Development Strategy sets out the basic skills and knowledge needed by people whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and their families. Built around this Common Core of Skills and Knowledge and packed with case studies and reflective exercises, this book helps students and practitioners understand the theory behind these issues and develop strategies for embedding them within their own practice.
An Introduction to Integrated Working and the Children’s Workforce
Constructions of Childhood, Youth and Families
The Developing Child and Young Person
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Participatory Communication
Supporting Transitions
Multi-Agency Working
Living and Working in a Diverse World
The Children’s Workforce: New Roles and Career Opportunities

This book is an ideal reader for our Working with Children and Families course - covers all the essentials in enough breadth and depth without sending them to different disciplines shelves in the library.

Dr Kaz Stuart
Health, Med Sci & Soc Care (Lancaster), University of Cumbria
May 13, 2016

Excellent links to the working with families unit exploring the importance of multi agency working, the role of the practitioner when working with families, with a particularly useful chapter on the lifecourse.

Mrs Angela Mahon
Vocational Education , Manchester College of Arts & Techn.
October 13, 2015

Speaks to the philosophy of our course, a great little beginner

Ms Ros Sanders
Faculty of health and science, University of Cumbria
June 24, 2014

Didn't match with the aims of my module enough to be adopted, but I do think it is a very good text.

Dr Laura Green
School of Education, Bath Spa University
April 14, 2014

very useful and accessibly written with helpful exercises that students enjoyed.

Dr Carol Dennis
Centre for Education Studies, Hull University
April 1, 2014

A very useful resource as we have a module entitled Chidren and Families on the Foundation Degree in EArly Years. This books covers many of the learning ourtcomes of the course.

Mrs Pamela Egan-Wyer
Teacher Training, Bromley College of FE & HE
October 21, 2013

An excellent resource for students who are currently working in the field of supporting and educating parents.
Helpful stratagies to support parents to work with and engage with their children.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
October 3, 2013

This book combines a starting reading point for the majority of core modules and provides the motivation for continued in depth reading on the subject areas.

Mrs Rosalind Roberts
Business Administration , Swansea Metropolitan University
September 9, 2013

Learners studying at foundation degree level or level three work with parents will find this a valuable resource. Some valid points and concepts discussed.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
July 18, 2013

A great text that will supplement learners resources when completing assignments. Well laid out and easy to find what you need depending on area being addressed.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
March 25, 2013

Billie Oliver

Billie Oliver is Associate Head of School of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England. Billie is also the strategic lead on Integrated Children’s Services in the faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Billie's background includes working with children, young people and adults in community and voluntary sector settings. She has been closely connected with the training of Youth& Community Workers, Connexions Personal Advisers and Social Workers. She had a lead role in developing the new Foundation Degree, Working With Children Young People and Families at UWE and teaches on that programme. More About Author

Bob Pitt

Bob Pitt is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health, Community and Policy Studies at the University of the West of England. Bob is joint programme leader for the Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People and their Families and teaches across that programme. In addition he teaches social workers and health professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His practitioner background includes working with young people and adults in statutory, community and voluntary settings. He has worked with Billie Oliver as an educator and trainer for community and youth workers, and Connexions Personal Advisers. More About Author