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Social work on trial

Ian Butler.

April 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. 248 pages.

The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the United Kingdom. This book describes...

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Children, risk and safety on the internet

Edited by Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon.

July 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. 408 pages.

As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focusing on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they...

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Where Next For Criminal Justice?

David Faulkner and Ros Burnett.

October 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. 256 pages.

Successive governments have promised to reform criminal justice in England and Wales, and to make it more efficient and more effective in preventing and reducing crime. They have introduced...

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Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?

Edited by Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier and Joakim Palme.

November 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. 400 pages.

Since the late 1990s, new ideas and strategies concerning the role and shape of the Welfare State have been formulated. All these analyses and policy developments point towards a similar...

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Social Capital, Children and Young People

Edited by Julie Allan and Ralph Catts.

April 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. 248 pages.

This book is about the relationships and networks – the social capital – that children and young people have in and out of school. In this unique collection, the social capital of children...

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Childcare markets

Edited by Eva Lloyd and Helen Penn.

June 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. 264 pages.

The viability, quality and sustainability of publicly supported early childhood education and care services is a lively issue in many countries, especially since the rights of the child...

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Transforming the Dutch welfare state

Mara A. Yerkes.

June 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. 176 pages.

This study provides a thorough account of important policy developments in the Netherlands that are significant beyond the borders of the Dutch welfare state. It demonstrates the dramatic...

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Social work in extremis

Edited by Michael Lavalette and Vasilios Ioakimidis.

May 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. 200 pages.

What is the relationship between social work and the state? Who controls which services' needs are addressed and how? This book looks at social work responses in different countries to...

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Enterprising care?

Irene Hardill.

September 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. 216 pages.

Throughout the European Union, rates of unemployment among young people tend to be higher than among the general population and there is a serious risk of marginalisation and exclusion....

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Transforming education policy

Philip A. Woods.

July 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. 224 pages.

Education is in a state of continual change and schools ever more diverse. People want more participation and meaning in their lives; organisations want more creativity and flexibility....

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