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Beyond the new horizon: trends and issues in residential child care

Kendrick, Andrew (2004) Beyond the new horizon: trends and issues in residential child care. Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, 19. pp. 71-80. ISSN 0741-9481

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    Abstract

    High profile scandals of abuse and poor outcomes of children in residential child care have contributed to a government focus on improving the quality of services. There has also been a significant effort to promote the rights of children and young people. In Scotland, there have been a number of national developments which include national bodies to regulate social care services, the social care workforce and to co-ordinate the training of residential child care staff; legislation to enhance the protection of children; and the creation of the role of Children's Commissioner to promote children's rights. As well as these national measures, it is important to place the developmental and emotional needs of children and young people in residential care at the centre of quality services.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 2397
    Notes: This paper was made possible by the award of a British Academy International Conference Grant
    Keywords: residential child care, children's rights, regulation, inspection, training, Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Prof Andrew J. Kendrick
    Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2006
    Last modified: 13 Mar 2012 09:42
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2397

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