Working with Children, Young People and Families: A course book for Foundation Degrees

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Billie Oliver, Bob Pitt
SAGE, May 16, 2011 - Education - 184 pages
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This book is essential reading for anyone studying and working in the new integrated children's services. The Children's Workforce Development Strategy sets out the basic skills and knowledge needed by people whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and their families. Built around this Common Core of Skills and Knowledge and packed with case studies and reflective exercises, this book helps students and practitioners understand the theory behind these issues and develop strategies for embedding them within their own practice.

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1 An introduction to integrated working and the childrens workforce
2 Constructions of childhood youth and families
3 The developing child and young person
4 Safeguarding children and young people
5 Participatory communication
6 Supporting transitions
7 Multiagency working
8 Living and working in a diverse world
new roles and career opportunities

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About the author (2011)

Billie Oliver is Associate Head of School of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England. Billie is also the strategic lead on Integrated Children’s Services in the faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Billie's background includes working with children, young people and adults in community and voluntary sector settings. She has been closely connected with the training of Youth& Community Workers, Connexions Personal Advisers and Social Workers. She had a lead role in developing the new Foundation Degree, Working With Children Young People and Families at UWE and teaches on that programme.

Bob Pitt is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health, Community and Policy Studies at the University of the West of England. Bob is joint programme leader for the Foundation Degree Working with Children, Young People and their Families and teaches across that programme. In addition he teaches social workers and health professionals at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His practitioner background includes working with young people and adults in statutory, community and voluntary settings. He has worked with Billie Oliver as an educator and trainer for community and youth workers, and Connexions Personal Advisers.

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