Child-centred practice: a handbook for social work

RACE Tracey, O'KEEFE Rebecca
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Split into two distinct sections, this book focuses on the foundational knowledge required for child-centred work, unpacking the ethical and theoretical principles that form the basis of the approach and exploring current debates around working with children and families. Each chapter provides insightful practitioner testimonials and case study examples to help the reader apply what they have learned to everyday practice; highlights important research studies that give voice to children and young people, providing the reader with background knowledge of the evidence base for child-centred approaches; and includes engaging questions and activities to enable the reader to reflect on what they have learned, and make links to their own practice, values and beliefs. Key topics covered include: principles and challenges of child-centred practice; understanding children and children's rights; children in context; communicating with children and young people; working with vulnerable children; working with children and young people at risk of abuse and neglect; involving children and young people in safeguarding processes; promoting positive outcomes for children and young people who are looked after. (Edited publisher abstract)

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social work, childrens services, child-centred approach, childrens rights, vulnerable children, child abuse, child neglect, young people, safeguarding children;
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practice guidance
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