Change and continuity in children's services, Hardback Book

Change and continuity in children's services Hardback


This collection of 12 new and revised essays on child care and children's services, written by leading child welfare historian Roy Parker, draws on his lifetime of research in this area.

By exploring various topics these essays explain significant political, economic, legal and ideological aspects of this history from the mid-1850s.

This unique and lasting review of child care services allows readers to understand how the services for some of society's most vulnerable children have become what they are, how well they have met and now meet the needs of those children. The collection provides a high-quality, historical reference resource that will inform and capture the interest of social work and social policy students as well as social and legal historians, political scientists and those involved in administration and government, struggling with the issues of the day.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Policy Press
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  • Category: Child welfare
  • ISBN: 9781447322221

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