Working at the 'Edges' of Care? - European Models of Support for Young People and Families

Boddy, Janet, Statham, June, Susan, McQuail, Petrie, Pat and Owen, Charlie (2009) Working at the 'Edges' of Care? - European Models of Support for Young People and Families. Other. Department for Children, Schools and families, London.

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This study examined policy, professional skills and practice, as well as service use relating to support for young people (aged 10-15 years) and their families, where levels of need indicate that placement or accommodation outside the family home may be necessary. The overall purpose was to learn from experience elsewhere in Europe (Denmark, France and Germany) and to identify best practice and inform the development of policy and practice in England. The project aimed to understand better the ways in which care entry can be prevented, or planned and supported and also aimed to consider the role of social pedagogues and social pedagogy in this work. Experts in childrens services in Denmark, France, Germany and England were commissioned to act as partners in the research. They prepared knowledge synthesis reports for their countries and facilitated interviews in continental Europe. The study also included secondary analysis of population data on looked after children. Interviews were conducted with 105 people across the four countries and included policy makers, service managers and practitioner and representatives of other agencies who work with the target group.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Other)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0799.5 Young men and women
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
Depositing User: Cecilia Kimani
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 11:20
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:13

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