Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families: The Research Reviewed by Ashok ChandChild Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families: The Research Reviewed by Ashok Chand

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families: The Research Reviewed

byAshok Chand, Joanne Procter, June Thoburn

Paperback | October 15, 2004

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Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides much-needed guidance for policy and practice around issues of cultural and ethnic background and identity, and puts forward suggestions for future research. The authors consider in particular:

* the complex needs and identities of minority ethnic families who might use child welfare services

* how families using social services view current practice

* the impact of the formal child protection and court systems on ethnic minority families

* placement patterns and outcomes for children from the different minority ethnic groups who are in residential care, foster care or adopted

* cultural issues and `matching' the social worker to the family.

Drawing on current government statistical returns and the 2001 national census, this wide-ranging analysis challenges dated research and practice and proposes a revisionary agenda for future research and culturally sensitive child welfare practice, making it essential reading for all child welfare professionals.

June Thoburn is Professor of Social Work at the School of Social Work and founding Director of the Centre for Research on the Child and Family at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. She has an international reputation for her research and writing on child and family social work, child protection, adoption and foster care. She was a...
Title:Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families: The Research ReviewedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.1 × 6.2 × 0.57 inPublished:October 15, 2004Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1843102692

ISBN - 13:9781843102694


Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. A context to the review Beverley Prevatt Goldstein. Part I. The Research and the Messages. 2. Introduction. 3. Family Support Services. 4. Child Protection Services and the Family Courts. 5. Children looked after away from home or placed for adoption. 6. Messages from research on the social work service to parents and children of minority ethnic origin. 7. Next steps in researching child welfare service for minority ethnic children, parents and carers. Part II. Summaries of the Main Research Studies. Appendix 1. Ethnic composition for total UK population, Census 2001, Office for National Statistics. Appendix 2. Template for research summaries. Appendix 3. The approach to the research review. References.

Editorial Reviews

In all, the book is both a credible and valuable reader's digest of information, sensible in its appraisals, yet ambitious in its intent. THe authors are to be commended for this wholly stimulating constellation of ideas and facts. - Child and Family Social Work