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Protecting Children

Messages from Europe

Genres: Child welfare
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Russell House Publishing Ltd, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Published: 31st Dec 1995
Dimensions: w 135mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 1898924120
ISBN-13: 9781898924128
Barcode No: 9781898924128
This text looks at the different systems of child welfare and child protection in six countries - Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Holland and the UK. The systems are compared and contrasted, outlining the problems of balancing family support and child protection. What do we really mean when we say "child centred"? What sort of support might a family find helpful? What is "working in partnership" and who are the partners? These are some of the questions raised by the comparison made with the systems in the countries mentioned. The book looks at the possibility of reinterpreting the dilemmas of English practice in the light of these comparisons, and considers how use might be made ot the messages from abroad to develop family support without losing child protection.

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