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Governing the Family

Child Care, Child Protection and the State

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Red Globe Press

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Paperback - 9780333541227

30 July 1991

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22 December 2015

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Drawing on original research this book provides a challenging and instructive analysis of the nature of the heated and often contradicting arguments of recent years about how to reform the child care system, and the...

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Drawing on original research this book provides a challenging and instructive analysis of the nature of the heated and often contradicting arguments of recent years about how to reform the child care system, and the emergence of a central concern with child protection.It provides a unique insight into the political influences on the 1989 Children Act and the issues it attempted to address, the bargains that were struck in the process of it becoming law and the new balances it introduced between the role of the state, the responsibilities of parents and the rights of children.

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Social Work
Social Regulation and the Family Child Care
Prevention and Partnership Child Abuse
Authority and Risk
Sexual Abuse, the Cleveland Affair and the Private Family Co-ordination
Management and Social Assessment
The Children Act 1989: Reconstructing the Consensus
A Contemporary Political Economy of Child Protection

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NIGEL PARTON is Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Huddersfield Polytechnic. During 1989-90 he was Hallsworth Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at Manchester University. He is author of The Politics of Child Abuse (Macmillan, 1985).

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NIGEL PARTON is Principal Lecturer in Social Work at Huddersfield Polytechnic. During 1989-90 he was Hallsworth Fellow in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at Manchester University. He is author of The Politics of Child Abuse (Macmillan, 1985).

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