This collection focuses on child welfare in its specific sense: welfare and social interventions with children and young people undertaken by State bodies or NGO's. The term 'child welfare' is deployed differently in diverse international settings. In the United Kingdom child welfare tends to refer to individualised programmes for children who have experienced problems in their lives. In India, to take a contrasting example, it can also refer to major housing and nutrition programmes. This collection takes an inclusive approach to international perspectives.
The collection is completed by a new general introduction by the editor, individual volume introductions, and a full index.
Titles also available in this series include, Medical Sociology (November 2004, 4 Volumes, £495) and the forthcoming collection Health Care Systems (2005, 3 Volumes, c.£395).
Table of Contents
Volume I: The History of Child Welfare 1. Historical Perspectives on the Family 2. Historical Perspectives on Childhood 3. The Emergence of Philanthropy 4. The Interventionist State Volume II: Theoretical and Legal Perspectives 5. Theories of Childhood 6. Theories of the Family 7. The State and the Child 8. Legal Codes and Approaches Volume III: Child Welfare Practice 9. Approaches and Controversies 10. Children in the Home 11. Children away from Home 12. Children on the Street Volume IV: Child Welfare Research 13. Methodological Issues 14. Children in the Home 15. Children Away from Home 16. Children in the Street