Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't: Working in Child Welfare, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Working in Child Welfare, 1st Edition

By Anthony McMahon


130 pages

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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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General