Moral Agendas for Children's Welfare examines the roles played by politics, religion, ethics, aesthetics, law and science in identifying children's needs and rights and critically analyses existing child welfare policies.
Five sections cover the following Agendas:
* Philosophical and Psychoanalytical
* Psychological and Sociological
* Social Policy
* Child Protection.
Moral Agendas for Children's Welfare will provide invaluable reading for students in law, social work and policy and sociology and professionals in welfare, health care and law.
'In this rich and stimulating collection Michael King has suceeded in bringing together scholars from diverse intellectual backgrounds to interrogate a range of social and institutional practices and beliefs impacting on children today … The book raises some fascinating questions, permits a re-evaluation of the history and presence of child abuse and the debates surrounding the welfare of children … it succeeds in focusing our attention on some neglected questions and does constitute a cautious beginning to the process of rethinking a complex series of issues centring on children, family and community, and state power.' - - Child and Family Law Quarterly