© 1994

Focus on Families

Family Centres in Action

  • Authors

Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Christine Stones
    Pages 1-18
  3. Christine Stones
    Pages 19-28
  4. Christine Stones
    Pages 29-51
  5. Christine Stones
    Pages 52-73
  6. Christine Stones
    Pages 74-101
  7. Christine Stones
    Pages 102-116
  8. Christine Stones
    Pages 117-132
  9. Christine Stones
    Pages 133-143
  10. Christine Stones
    Pages 144-158
  11. Christine Stones
    Pages 159-177
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 178-193

About this book


Enshrined in the Children Act, family centres are increasingly evident in statutory and voluntary child care services. The authors identify factors which have influenced the evolution of family centres and consider the context in which they seek to operate. Different classificatory systems are explored and a new typology is presented. An integrated model of family centres is propounded which recognises the multiple, interconnected factors which must be addressed when considering the health and development of children and families. Processes, services, approaches and methods are examined and central issues are addressed including a child perspective, partnership with parents, gender and race.


children gender service

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Focus on Families
  • Book Subtitle Family Centres in Action
  • Authors Christine Stones
  • Series Title Practical Social Work
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-60232-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-60233-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23229-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 208
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Social Work
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