Founded in 1963, Dartington Social Research Unit conducts scientific research into child development within the context of children?s services with a view to informing interventions for children in need. Originating from a festschrift to celebrate the work of Roger Bullock, one of Dartington?s first researchers and a Fellow of the Centre for Social Policy, this book from a prestigious author team examines developments in children?s services over the past forty years, providing a context for future policy making. Ten key areas are covered including foster care and family support, while two overview chapters explore ?40 years of Social Research? and ?Gaps in the Knowledge and Future Challenges?.Indeed, the Blue Book poses the question, how does society decide where the threshold is to be? ... message on which the overview ends, is the need to emphasise the childa#39;s and familya#39;s overall needs rather than the abusive act per se. ... The focus would be on the overall needs of children rather than a narrow concentration on the alleged incident. ... including, for example, the development conceptually and practically of services for a#39;children in needa#39; (DoH 2002, Chapter 3) and aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Forty Years of Research, Policy and Practice in Children's Services|
|Author||:||Nick Axford, Vashti Berry, Michael Little, Louise Morpeth|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2005-06-24|