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Social work, child protection and social theory : a critical review and analysis

By Nigel Parton


This PhD by publication consists of two single authored books, five single authored\ud papers in refereed journals, five single authored papers and one joint authored paper\ud in edited books and covers the period 1985-2000. Two central ongoing themes are\ud identified in the work: (1) the analysis of changing policy and practice in relation to\ud child abuse in the UK from the late 1960's onwards; and (2), the changing nature of\ud social work, again mainly in the UK. The themes are overlapping and in relation to\ud both a number of concepts and debates in social theory are drawn upon both to\ud analyse the changes and to make a positive contribution to policy and practice,\ud particularly in the area of child welfare social work

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