'This book is an excellent resource for those involved in policy formation or developing effective services at a local level' - Professor Al Aynsley-Green, the Children's Commissioner for England Working with Children 2006-07 is a unique source of facts, figures and information about children and families in the United Kingdom. It combines statistical information collated by the children's charity NCH with articles on a range of children's issues written by key people in the field and an extensive Directory of contacts. Working with Children 2006-07 provides information on a wide range of topics including health, poverty and social exclusion, homelessness, offending, child protection, care and education. The data on each topic is introduced with an overview of the social and political context, and a commentary on recent changes in government legislation and provision. A key feature of the book is the Directory which contains a comprehensive list of addresses and contacts covering all areas of children's welfare, support and care.These include government agencies (national, regional and local contacts);professional associations; national voluntary organisations; institutions offering professional education and training,and other service providers.
This book will be of great interest to anyone who works with, or is training to work with, children and adolescents in a wide range of sectors and will prove to be a valuable sourcebook of rich material.
Table of Contents
Population Children's Services Children's Health Children's Education - Overview by Professor Andrew Copp Poverty and Social Exclusion - Overview by Polly Curtis Children at Risk - Overview by Polly Toynbee Children Who are Looked After - Overview by David Batty Children in Need - Overview by Amanda Allard Children and Young People Who Offend - Overview by Jacqui McCluskey and George McNamara Homelessness and Running Away - Overview by Rod Morgan and Steve Bradford Directory - Overview by Shaks Ghosh