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Close enough? professional closeness and safe caring

Kendrick, Andrew and Smith, Mark (2002) Close enough? professional closeness and safe caring. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 1 (1). pp. 46-54. ISSN 1478-1840

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Abstract

In countries around the world, residential child care has been rocked by scandals of abuse of children and young people by the people who were supposed to be caring for them. In the UK, in particular, the reaction to these revelations has been to implement a raft of measures that seek to ensure that nothing of the same nature or scale might happen again. However, there can be tensions between the implementation of such measures and the developmental and emotional needs of children and young people in residential care. In this paper, we outline recent policy and legislative developments and address some of the issues which we see as important in attempting to strike a balance between safe caring and quality caring, between professional closeness and abusive practice.

Item type: Article
ID code: 1406
Keywords: Social Sciences (General)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
Department: Faculty of Education > Glasgow School of Social Work
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
Depositing user: Prof Andrew J. Kendrick
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2006
Last modified: 15 Apr 2015 08:48
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/1406

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