Health Service Journal, vol.115, Mar.31st 2005, p.12-13
Discusses the possible impact of the newly appointed Children's Commissioner for England on health services.
Community Care, Mar.10th-16th 2005, p.30-31
Article expresses disappointment about the limited powers of the Children's Commissioner for England compared to his peers in the devolved administrations, and concern over inadequate funding.
Department for Education and Skills
London: TSO, 2005 (Cm 6462)
Bill will offer courts new powers to:
M. Daly, E. Byers and W. Taylor
Oxford: Heinemann, 2005
Written for early years managers and students on level 4 and degree courses, this book discusses the key issues for managers in the early years environment. It offers in-depth coverage of the following issues:
N. Gillespie and E. McClean
Newry: DELTA Community Parenting Programme, 2005
The project aims to develop parenting skills, raise confidence and awareness among parents, share knowledge and skills, and give parents support by means of individual and group exercises using research-based information and advice. A survey of participating parents showed that:
Society Guardian, Mar. 2nd 2005, p.2-3
As the government's green paper on youth draws on youth draws near, the future looks bleak for Connexions, the one-stop help and advice shop for young people. The article looks at the service's record and ponders what role will be left after the impending shake-up.
Young People Now, Feb.23rd 2005, p. 19
Outlines issues on the long expected youth green paper including fears that the proximity to a general election will rush the consultation process, and highlights the agenda for the March Young People Now conference.
Young People Now, Feb.23rd 2005, p. 8
Despite the Information Commissioner's "serious concerns", the government, under the information sharing provisions of the Children Act 2004, is determined to continue development of a database holding information on every under 18 year old. Article asks if the scheme will work, and if the money would be better spent elsewhere.
R. Whipp, I. Kirkpatrick and M.Kitchener
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
Children's homes have become notorious in the public imagination due to a succession of scandals and official enquiries. Despite this, very little attention has been devoted to their management and organisation. This book arises from the first study of residential childcare in the UK and explores how local authority social services departments manage residential units across England and Wales.
Nottingham: DfES Publications, 2004
Guidance is based on the child-centred model set out in the Framework for Assessment of Children in Need and their Families:
Community Care, Mar.10th-16th 2005, p.32-35
Argues in favour of continuing contact between birth families and children after adoption. This can be facilitated if the adoptive parents develop a relationship with the birth family while fostering the child before the adoption takes place.
Community Care, Mar.10th-16th 2005, p.26-28
Report of an interview with David Ennals, Head of the National Children's Bureau, on the future development of the children's services workforce. He rejects the idea of generic children's workers replacing existing professionals, but calls for more effective joint working. He argues that this could be facilitated by all children's workers having some basic training in common and an understanding of how roles can interact.
Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005
This book seeks to establish an effective framework for understanding developments in children's services and to demonstrate the application of this framework in a variety of practice settings. The book reviews established ideologies of social welfare, then examines developments and debates in practice, law and policy. The challenge of making sense of competing values is addressed by looking at key dilemmas encountered by practitioners, such as the continuing tension between child protection and family support. The book also discusses the requirements of anti-discriminatory practice.
London: Routledge 2005
Are socially excluded young people becoming an 'underclass', expecting everything but doing nothing to help themselves? Or are adults the problem - ignoring and exacerbating the real issues facing young people today? This book critically examines these discriminatory attitudes and looks at the 'problem' of adults rather than the 'problem' of young people. Rather than focusing on the problems that young people present to others in society, this book emphasises the problems that young people face from others.