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Working with Children, Young People and Families

Working with Children, Young People and Families
A course book for Foundation Degrees

Edited by:
  • Billie Oliver - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • Bob Pitt - University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

May 2011 | 184 pages | Learning Matters
This book is essential reading for anyone studying and working in the new integrated children's services. The Children's Workforce Development Strategy sets out the basic skills and knowledge needed by people whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and their families. Built around this Common Core of Skills and Knowledge and packed with case studies and reflective exercises, this book helps students and practitioners understand the theory behind these issues and develop strategies for embedding them within their own practice.

An Introduction to Integrated Working and the Children’s Workforce
Constructions of Childhood, Youth and Families
The Developing Child and Young Person
Safeguarding Children and Young People
Participatory Communication
Supporting Transitions
Multi-Agency Working
Living and Working in a Diverse World
The Children’s Workforce: New Roles and Career Opportunities

adopted as the key reader for the foundation degree in child and family welfare. An accessible book, clear and well written

Dr Doug Martin
The Lifelong Learning Institute, Leeds University
February 13, 2013

A useful text providing information on the context of working with children.

Mrs Rhiannon Macpherson
Occupational Therapy, Glyndwr University
December 13, 2012

An excellent general introduction

Mr Peter Mounsey
Higher Education, Burnley College
November 20, 2012

A valuable supplementary reading text for our social work students

Dr Vincent Icheku
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
November 8, 2012

Really good book with plenty of case studies and activities to support understanding

Mrs Siroja Jethwa
Social Science , South Leicestershire College
October 15, 2012

A very accessible read which will also be helpful for students on the Research, Policy and Practice module

Ms Sue Mills
The Lifelong Learning Institute, Leeds University
October 10, 2012

Perfect for our placement module as an introduction to level 4 .... will possibly need updating in line with current policy changes.

Education (Charles Street), Sheffield Hallam University
September 17, 2012

A clear foundation book for people working with children young people and families.

Ms Jean Riding
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
July 23, 2012

Useful text book for Foundation Degree students on the Supporting and Managing Learners programme.

Miss Danielle Chavrimootoo
School of Teaching, Health and Care (Great Horton, Bradford College
July 12, 2012

An excellent text for anyone teaching/studying programmes concerning children/young people aged 0 -19 years. A much welcomed and popular text with both lecturers and students.

Ms Deborah Abbott
Relate Institute, Doncaster University Centre
July 11, 2012

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