Journal Article

‘Race’, Ethnicity and Child Welfare: A Fine Balancing Act

Ravinder Barn

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 37, issue 8, pages 1425-1434
Published in print December 2007 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online December 2007 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
‘Race’, Ethnicity and Child Welfare: A Fine Balancing Act

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Western multi-racial societies continue to grapple with the ‘best’ and ‘most desirable’ way to integrate racial/cultural minorities in mainstream society. The field of child welfare provides a fertile terrain in which to test the prevailing debates and discussions. This paper explores some key issues in ethnicity and child welfare and the implications of these for minority families and children, and the social work profession.

Keywords: ethnicity; culture; child welfare; multiculturalism; social cohesion

Journal Article.  4239 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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