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Author Parton, Nigel.

Title Safeguarding childhood : early intervention and surveillance in a late modern society / Nigel Parton
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006


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Description x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24cm
Contents Ch. 1. Child welfare and modern society -- Ch. 2. Child abuse and the growing crisis in child protection -- Ch. 3. From Maria Colwell to Victoria Climbie : the emergence of late modernity -- Ch. 4. Rethinking child protection and family support -- Ch. 5. Governing childhood under new labour -- Ch. 6. 'Working together to safeguard children' -- Ch. 7. Policing and paedophile -- Ch. 8. 'Every child matters' -- Ch. 9. Towards 'the preventive state'
Summary "This text by one of Britain's leading commentators provides an incisive and compelling analysis of how thinking about child abuse has changed in recent years. Nigel Parton examines the new policies systems and practices which are being put in place to remedy what is widely recognised as an intolerable situation. In the process, he argues, a fundamental shift is underway in the relationships between children, parents, professionals and the state. He suggests that we are witnessing the emergence of the preventive state, geared to pre-empt child welfare problems before they occur through ever closer regulation and surveillance." "Original and wide-ranging, Safeguarding Childhood is essential reading for students and researches in the fields of social work, social policy, early childhood studies and sociology. It will also be of considerable interest to childcare professionals and practitioners."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Child welfare -- Great Britain.
Child welfare -- Great Britain -- History.
Child abuse -- Great Britain -- Prevention.
Children -- Services for -- Great Britain.
Children -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2005044650
ISBN 1403933324 paperback