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The Receiving End

1st Edition

Edited by Noel Timms


106 pages

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Originally published in 1973, The Receiving End looks at the British welfare services for deprived children. The book is comprised of essays from individuals that have been on the receiving end of the social help agencies, such as adoption societies, fostering agencies and children’s homes. Each contributor provides a unique viewpoint of their own experiences, the experiences include chapters from those with experience of adopting a child, those that have been in the care of the local authority, and a first-hand account of a teenager in a psychiatric clinic. The book provides a valuable insight social work from the viewpoint of those receiving it. The book is still very much relevant today, and will be of interest to those working in the field of social work, or those studying social work.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Adoption Experiences

3. Jane and Susan – An Account of Two Adoptions

4. Recalling Experiences at a Child Psychiatric Unit

5. A Children’s Home and a Foster Home Compared

6. A Children’s Home Remembered

7. Fostering – the Experience of a Single Woman


About the Series

Routledge Revivals: Noel Timms

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 1983, draw together research by leading sociologist Noel Timms. The collection covers some of his major works in the field of social work, with a focus on social policy, language, psychiatry and philosophy within the area of social work. This set is a celebration of the rich collection of work written by Noel Timms throughout his distinguished career.

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Subject Categories

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