1st Edition

Childhood Services and Provision for Children

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    Childhood: Services and Provision for Children provides an important and timely contribution to the field of Childhood and Youth Studies. This cutting-edge text brings together, within a critical framework, an understanding and discussion of a broad range of services, ideas and themes, and debates the impact of them on children’s lives.

    The text takes a truly multi-disciplinary perspective, reflecting the wide-ranging experience and backgrounds of the authors and contributors. The wealth of real case study material and reflective activities within each chapter helps develop the evaluative tools and critical skills essential for an understanding of the complex social, political and environmental issues surrounding childhood today and thus makes this an essential text for those studying in this field.

    Part I  Debates, Discussions, Dilemmas: The Critical Framework  2 . Childhood: Rights and Realities  Sue Welch  3. The Politics of Childhood  Pat Tomlinson  4. The Social Divisions of Childhood  Dorothy Moss  5. Pictures of Children: What Are the Attitudes Behind Services and Provision?  Phil Jones  Part II Service, Provision and Policy  6.  Education: Service or System?  Sue Welch  7.  Youth Services and Provision  Marian Charlton  8.  Provision for Child Health  Ruth Cross  9.  Children Who Offend  Dorothy Moss  10.  Safeguarding Children: Visions and Values  Gary Walker  11.  Day Care Services for Children  Christine Hines  12.  Services to Children’s Play  Fraser Brown  13.  Children’s Experience of Community Regeneration  Jane Kettle  Part III Services in Action: Case Studies  14. The Swings and Roundabouts of Community Development  Ros Chiosso  15. Mind the Gap: A Multi-Agency Approach to Raising the Educational Attainment of Children in Care  Gary Walker  16. The Anna Rebecca Gray Interviews  Anna Gray  17. Educating Refugee Children: A Class Teacher’s Perspective  Yinka Olusoga  18. The Venture: Case study of an Adventure Playground  Fraser Brown with Contributions from Malcolm King and Ben Tawil  Part IV Conclusion: Pulling the Threads Together and Furthering Understanding  19. Searching and Researching Childhood: Making Full Use of Libraries  Georgina Spencer  20. Reading Between the Chapters  Phil Jones



    Phil Jones is Reader at the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

    Dorothy Moss is Principle Lecturer, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

    Pat Tomlinson is Principle Lecturer, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

    Sue Welch is Principle Lecturer, Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.