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Author Thoburn, June.

Title Child welfare services for minority ethnic families : the research reviewed / June Thoburn, Ashok Chand, Joanne Procter ; introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (255 pages)
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction: A Context to the Review -- Part I The Research and the Messages -- 2 Introduction to the Research Literature -- The background to the research review -- The approach to the task of review and synthesis -- Mapping the territory -- 3 Family Support Services -- Who needs and who uses community-based family support services? -- Services targeted at vulnerable families and communities -- Services targeted at vulnerable populations that also provide services to referred families -- Children in need' assessed for and/or provided with a service under the provisions of section 17 of the Children Act 1989 -- Research on family support for ethnic minority children and families in particular circumstances -- Overview of research on family support services and barriers to their use -- 4 Child Protection Services and the Family Courts -- Child maltreatment and child protection ... an overview -- Which minority ethnic children and families are referred for a child protection service? -- Why are children and families referred to the formal child protection systems? -- Stress factors amongst families referred to the formal child protection systems -- The child protection and family support services received -- Outcomes for minority ethnic parents and children referred to the formal child protection systems -- Conclusions on child protection -- 5 Children Looked After Away from Home or Placed for Adoption -- An overview of the research -- Are the different groups of children of minority ethnic origin over- or under-represented amongst children looked after? -- The characteristics of ethnic minority children who are looked after -- Child placement as family support or short-term intervention -- Placement patterns of children looked after -- What do we know about interim and long-term outcomes for children and families? -- What do we know about what makes a difference? -- 6 Messages from Research on the Social Care Services to Parents and Children of Minority Ethnic Origin -- The nature and quality of the social work and other services provided -- Family members and their satisfaction with services -- Cultural issues and matching the social worker to the family -- Research on the use of interpreters -- 7 Next Steps in Researching Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Children, Parents and Carers -- Family support -- The child protection services -- Children looked after or placed for adoption -- A holistic approach to researching child welfare services for minority ethnic children and families -- Part II Summaries of the Main Research Studies -- Summaries of the Main Research Studies -- Appendix 1: Ethnicity and faith group membership as reported to the Census 2001 -- Appendix 2: Template for research summaries -- Appendix 3: The approach to the research review -- References -- Subject Index
Summary Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides much-needed guidance for policy and practice around issues of cultural and ethnic background and identity, and puts forward suggestions for future research. The authors consider in particular: the complex needs and identities of minority ethnic families who might use child welfare servic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-246) and indexes
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Subject Child welfare -- Research -- Great Britain.
Children of minorities -- Services for -- Great Britain.
Family social work -- Great Britain.
Social work with minorities -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Chand, Ashok, 1968-
Procter, Joanne, 1974-
LC no. 2004014818
ISBN 1423710584 (electronic bk.)
1843102692 (paperback)
1846420725 (electronic bk.)
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