1st Edition

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't
Working in Child Welfare





ISBN 9781138611375
Published August 10, 2018 by Routledge
130 Pages

USD $115.00

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Book Description

First published in 1998, Anthony McMahon details the accounts of public agency child welfare dealing abused and neglected children and their families and the pressures on child welfare workers. Opening up the discussion on the ambiguities whilst dealing with balancing child welfare work whilst dealing with the societal pressure of the non-intrusion into family life.

Table of Contents

    1. Child Welfare Practice.  2. Interpreting Child Protection.  3. Protecting Children.  4. Punishing Kids.  5. Boilerplanting.  6. ‘It’s No Bed of Roses’.  7. Working in Child Welfare.  8. Redoing Child Welfare Practice.

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