Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems by Kenneth BurnsChild Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems by Kenneth Burns

Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making Systems

EditorKenneth Burns, Tarja Pvsv, Marit Skivenes

Hardcover | October 13, 2016

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Child Welfare Removals by the State addresses a most important (but little-researched) legal proceeding: when the State intervenes in the private family sphere to remove children at risk to a place of safety, adoption, or in other forms of out-of-home care. It is an intervention into theprivate family sphere that is intrusive, contested, and a last resort. States' interventions in the family are decided within legal and political orders and traditions that constitute a country's policies, welfare state model, child protection system, and children's position in a society. However,we lack a cross-country analysis of the different models of decision-making in a European context.This text aims to present new research at the intersection of social work, law, and social policy concerning child protection proceedings for children in need of alternative care. It explores the role of court-based and voluntary decision-making systems in child protection proceedings, its effects,dynamics, and meanings in seven European countries and the United States, and analyses the tensions and dilemmas between children, parents, and socio-legal professionals. The book consists of eight country chapters, plus an introduction and conclusion chapters. The range of countries of countries represented in the book covers the social democratic Nordic countries (Finland, Norway, and Sweden), the conservative corporatist regimes (Germany and Switzerland), theneo-liberal (England, Ireland, and the United States), and related child welfare systems.
Kenneth Burns, PhD, is a college lecturer and Deputy Director of the Master of Social Work programme at University College Cork, Ireland and a research associate with ISS21 (UCC). He has worked as a social worker and social work team leader in child protection and welfare. Dr. Burns is the Principal Investigator of the inter-disciplina...
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Title:Child Welfare Removals by the State: A Cross-Country Analysis of Decision-Making SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190459565

ISBN - 13:9780190459567

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