Mapping child-care social work in the final years of the twentieth century: A critical response to the 'looking after children' system
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Mapping child-care social work in the final years of the twentieth century: A critical response to the 'looking after children' system. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, 29 (1). pp. 27-47. ISSN 0045-3102Full text not available from this repository.
This paper explores aspects of the Looking After Children: Good Parenting: Good Outcomes system (LAC) (Parker et al., 1991). It is suggested that the scheme, to be used with children and young people who are 'looked after' by local authorities, needs to be subjected to greater critical scrutiny. The paper seeks, therefore, to situate the LAC system in a social and political context and highlights how it also relates to the dominant operational modalities of social work intervention in the late 1990s. In addition, the paper explores how 'trouble-some' children and ideas centred on 'parenting' feature in the LAC discourse. The discussion concludes with an examination of Action and Assessment Records (Ward, 1995b), the centrepiece of the LAC system.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK|
|Publisher:||OXFORD UNIV PRESS|
|Official Date:||February 1999|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 27-47|
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