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The story of Baby P

The story of Baby P

Author: Jones, Ray
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447316223
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-07-16
In England in 2007 Peter Connelly, a 17 month old little boy - known initially in the media reporting as 'Baby P' - died following terrible neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's brother were sent to prison. But media attention turned on those who worked to protect children, especially the social workers and their managers, who became the focus of the reporting and of the blame. Five years later they are still harassed by press reporters. This book tells what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told and became focused on the social workers, its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children, and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. This is the first book to draw together all evidence available on this high profile case and will make a unique and crucial contribution to the topic. It will make essential reading for everyone who is concerned about child protection and the care of children and about the media's impact.
The story of Baby P

The story of Baby P

Author: Jones, Ray
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447316304
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-07-16
In England in 2007 Peter Connelly, a 17 month old little boy - known initially in the media reporting as 'Baby P' - died following terrible neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's brother were sent to prison. But media attention turned on those who worked to protect children, especially the social workers and their managers, who became the focus of the reporting and of the blame. This book tells what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told and became focused on the social workers, its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children, and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. This is the first book to draw together all evidence available on this high profile case and will make a unique and crucial contribution to the topic. It will make essential reading for everyone who is concerned about child protection and the care of children and about the media's impact. This revised edition contains a new Afterword bringing the story up to date.
The story of Baby P

The story of Baby P

Author: Jones, Ray
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447316312
Pages: 352
Year: 2014-07-16
In England in 2007 Peter Connelly, a 17 month old little boy - known initially in the media reporting as 'Baby P' - died following terrible neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's brother were sent to prison. But media attention turned on those who worked to protect children, especially the social workers and their managers, who became the focus of the reporting and of the blame. This book tells what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told and became focused on the social workers, its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children, and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. This is the first book to draw together all evidence available on this high profile case and will make a unique and crucial contribution to the topic. It will make essential reading for everyone who is concerned about child protection and the care of children and about the media's impact. This revised edition contains a new Afterword bringing the story up to date.
Social work in extremis

Social work in extremis

Author: Lavalette, Michael, Ioakimidis, Vasilios
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427197
Pages: 200
Year: 2011-05-04
What is the relationship between social work and the state? Who controls which services needs are addressed and how? This important book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations in order to answer these questions. Examples include: war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and Tsunamis. The results show the innovative nature of grass-roots provision and social work intervention and will be of interest to all social work academics, students and professionals.
Contemporary Grandparenting

Contemporary Grandparenting

Author: Sara Arber, Virpi Timonen
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 184742967X
Pages: 270
Year: 2012
With rampant changes to family structures over the past decades, grandparenting has gained new and profound social and economic significance. Despite its importance, however, grandparenting's many dimensions are still poorly understood. Contemporary Grandparenting provides a much-needed corrective to this. The first book to take a sociological approach to the new roles grandparents have, it combines new theories with up-to-date empirical findings in an effort to document the changing nature--across the globe-- of these important family members. Taking up this unprecedented task, the contributors here analyze how grandparenting changes under different welfare states and within different cultural contexts. It examines a range of specific topics, such as the breakdown of the nuclear family and the gender roles of grandfathers. Sensitive to the conflicting norms and expectations grandparents face, this book shows how they can act to forge new identities within today's powerful societal and cultural constraints
Leadership and the Reform of Education

Leadership and the Reform of Education

Author: Helen Gunter
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427669
Pages: 200
Year: 2011-11
This timely book analyses the relationship between the state, public policy and the types of knowledge that New Labour used to make policy and break professional cultures.
Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland

Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland

Author: Gerry Mooney, Gill Scott
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427022
Pages: 281
Year: 2012
A critical engagement with the state of social policy a decade after Scotland's devolution in the UK, this book focuses on the successive Scottish administration's key vision of greater social justice as it pertains to the analysis of its social policy. Arguing that such analysis must be located in wider debates about social justice, it shows how the devolution process has affected the making, implementation, and impact of Scotland's social programs. Looking at a range of topics, including income inequality, work and welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, and health, the contributors to this volume offer a comprehensive look at the ways administrative vision has been translated—or not—into effective policy.
Tackling Prison Overcrowding

Tackling Prison Overcrowding

Author: Hough, Mike, Allen, Rob, Enver Solomon
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847421105
Pages: 138
Year: 2008-10-22
Tackling Prison Overcrowding is a response to controversial proposals and sentencing set out in by Lord Patrick Carter's review of prisons, published in 2007. This book comprises nine chapters by leading academic experts, who expose the proposals of the Carter Review to critical scrutiny. They take the Carter Report to task for construing the problems too narrowly, in terms of efficiency and economy, and for failing to understand the wider issues of justice that need addressing. They argue that the crisis of prison overcrowding is first and foremost a political problem - arising from penal populism - for which political solutions need to be found.
Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools

Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools

Author: Debbie Watson, Carl Emery, Phillip Bayliss
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847425135
Pages: 274
Year: 2012
"This book challenges the concept of wellbeing as applied to children, particularly in a school-based context. Taking a post-structural approach, it suggests that wellbeing should be understood, and experiences revealed, at the level of the subjective child. This runs counter to contemporary accounts that reduce children's wellbeing to objective lists of things that are needed in order to live well. This book will be useful for academics and practitioners working directly with children, and anyone interested in children's wellbeing."--Publisher's website.
Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Critical Perspectives on User Involvement

Author: Marian Barnes, Phil Cotterell
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427502
Pages: 269
Year: 2011-11-09
This original and insightful reader provides a critical stock take of the state of user involvement and will be an important resource for students studying health and social care and social work, researchers and user activists.
Belief and Ageing

Belief and Ageing

Author: Peter G. Coleman
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847424597
Pages: 181
Year: 2011
This book illustrates the variety of religious, spiritual and other beliefs held by older people, including British Christians, Muslims, Humanists and witnesses of the Soviet persecution of religion.
The future of planning

The future of planning

Author: Yvonne Rydin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447308409
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-09-11
This timely book provides a fresh analysis of the limitations of the growth-dependence planning paradigm and considers alternative urban development models, ways of protecting and enhancing existing low value land uses and means of managing community assets within the built environment
Learning from Baby P

Learning from Baby P

Author: Sharon Shoesmith
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784502383
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-08-20
Sharon Shoesmith was Director of Children's Services for Haringey in 2007 at the time of the death of Peter Connelly, also known as 'Baby P'. In Learning from Baby P, she carries out a dispassionate analysis of the events which followed Peter Connelly's death, documenting the responses of the media, politicians and the public. She explores the psychological and emotional responses we share when faced with such horrifying cases of familial child homicide, and how a climate of fear and blame which follows such tragedies can lead to negative consequences for other children at risk of harm, and for the social workers striving to protect them. Learning from Baby P is a thought-provoking book which aims to deepen understanding and shed light on the difficult relationship between politics, the media and child protection.
Childhood Poverty and Social Exclusion

Childhood Poverty and Social Exclusion

Author: Tess Ridge
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861343620
Pages: 178
Year: 2002-10-02
Without a deeper understanding of poverty as a lived experience in childhood, policies targeted at eradicating child poverty may fail. This book presents an opportunity to understand the issues and concerns that low-income children themselves identify as important.
Injustice (revised Edition)

Injustice (revised Edition)

Author: Daniel Dorling, Dorling, Danny
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447320751
Pages: 473
Year: 2015-06-03
In the five years since the first edition of Danny Dorling's Injustice was published, poverty, hunger, and destitution have increased dramatically in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Globally, the richest 1% have never held a greater share of world wealth, while the share held by most of the other 99% has collapsed, with more and more people in debt, especially the young. And as long as we tolerate the injustices that underpin this inequality, it will persist and, terrifyingly, continue to grow. This fully rewritten and updated edition of Dorling's approachable yet authoritative, hard-hitting, and uncompromising book revisits his claim that the five social evils identified by Beveridge at the dawn of the British welfare state (ignorance, want, idleness, squalor, and disease) are being replaced by five new tenets of injustice: elitism is efficient; exclusion is necessary; prejudice is natural; greed is good; and despair is inevitable. By showing these beliefs are unfounded, Dorling offers hope of a more equal society even in these most remarkable and dangerous times. With every year that passes, it is more evident that Dorling's call to action is essential reading for anyone concerned with social justice.