Changing Families, Changing Welfare: Family Centres and the Welfare State
This is a case study of the shifting boundary between family and state in Britain from the mid 1970s to 1990. The book describes a variety of family centres and shows how they have responded to the crises in child welfare and social work. The book also considers the issues of gender in policy.
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Child Protection and Family Support: Tensions, Contradictions and Possibilities
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