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1st Edition

Child Care Needs and Numbers

ISBN 9781032046471
Published November 8, 2021 by Routledge
250 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1968, the study described in this title began in a very small way in late 1960. At that time some Oxfordshire county councillors and children’s department officials were very conscious that the number of children in care in the county was high in comparison with the national average. This meant that expenditure was also high. The County’s position, however, was not unique. Oxford City was in a similar position, but other neighbours did not appear to have the same problem. A small research project was launched to investigate and it soon became apparent that there was a large and complex problem to be solved. The problem was of striking, persistent and puzzling variations in the proportion of children in care in the different local authority children’s departments of England and Wales. This seemed to warrant a larger investigation on a country-wide basis and this book outlines the findings of that project.

Table of Contents

Foreword.  Preface.  Part I  1. The Problem  2. The Form of the Study  Part II  3. Identifying Need  4. Measuring Need  Part III  5. The Preventive Services  6. Voluntary Services for Children  7. Protected Children  8. Maladjusted Children  9. Children Removed from Home by the Juvenile Courts  10. The Total Child Care Problem  Part IV  11. Children’s Departments: Their Staffs and Facilities  12. Policy: The General Issues  13. Policy: Some Particular Issues  14. Conclusion.  Index.

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Jean Packman