Making sense of Every Child Matters
Multi-professional practice guidance
- Richard Barker
- Paperback, 224 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 12 Nov 2008
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
"... this is an excellent guide and I would recommend it, not just to social work students and practitioners, but also to those working in any discipline with children and their families."
Professional Social Work
"This book has been invaluable for my foundation degree in learning support. There are so many new pieces of legislation and government policies to wade through this book just put it all into place and, yes, it made sense. Individual chapters on Early years, Children's Centres, Nursing, maternity care, playwork, social work and mental health makes it a real winner across lots of different specialisms. I particularly liked the fact it doesn't look at new legislation through rose tinted specs - it's down to earth, forthright and recognises there are many issues to inter-professional collaboration". Five-Star Amazon Review
"'... very much an example of a book doing just what it says on the label. It is a must-have for all those working with, planning for or studying the health and social care of children and their families."
Charlotte Pearson in Community Care 2009
"Richard Barker and his fellow contributors have produced an impressive and detailed analysis of the practice implications of Every Child Matters. I am delighted to recommend this book to all those working with children and young people."
Michael Leadbetter, Chair, Children's Workforce Development Council
About This Book
This much-needed book examines the implications of the 'Every Child Matters' (ECM) national and local framework for working with children. It analyses the key issues from the perspective of the different professions that make up the 'new children's workforce' and explores interprofessional considerations. The book includes practice issues and case examples from health, education, social work, playwork, children's centres and early years, and considers the opportunities and challenges presented by the current agenda. It will be widely welcomed by tutors and practitioners alike, enabling readers to make sense of the legislation and national guidance, and to understand better the new agendas for children's services. For more information visit: http://www.everychildmattersbook.co.uk/
Author BiographyRichard Barker is Professor in Child Welfare in the School of Health, Community and Education Studies at Northumbria University. He is a qualified social worker and teacher who has extensive practice, evaluation and consultancy experience of children's services in the UK and Europe.
Introduction: making sense of Every Child Matters - Richard Barker
Beginning to understand Every Child Matters - Richard Barker Inter-professional working and the Children's Workforce - Alison I. Machin and Pamela Graham
Education and Every Child Matters - Pat Broadhead and Doug Martin
Early years, childcare and Every Child Matters - Joan Santer and Lindey Cookson
Children's centres and Every Child Matters - Sue Barker
Nursing and Every Child Matters - Steve Campbell and Judith Hunter
Maternity care and Every Child Matters - Fiona Hutchinson
Playwork and Every Child Matters - Lesli Godfrey
Social work and Every Child Matters - Richard Barker and Sue Barker
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and Every Child Matters - Allan Brownrigg
Every Child Matters: current possibilities, future opportunities, and challenges? - Richard Barker.
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