Welfare and Youth Work Practice

  • Editors
  • Tony¬†Jeffs
  • Mark¬†Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 1-13
  3. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 14-40
  4. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 41-56
  5. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 57-89
  6. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 112-132
  7. Duncan Scott, Neil Ritchie
    Pages 133-154
  8. Mary Marken, Douglas Smith
    Pages 187-199
  9. Yusuf Ahmad, Ron Kirby
    Pages 215-229
  10. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 230-251
  11. Tony Jeffs, Mark Smith
    Pages 252-256
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 257-287

About this book


There has been growing concern and debate over the impact of social and economic change upon young people and the consequences of this for welfare practice. Within social policy, working with young people has become increasingly important. This book brings together a series of specially commissioned essays which direct attention to both the realities of youth work and the structuring of youth policy. In an area of welfare where the boundaries of responsibility and control are shaped by the competing interest of government, central and local, and a historically powerful voluntary sector, little has actually been written about those who specialise in this area or the structures and policy context in which they operate and from which policies emerge. Welfare and Youth Work Practice is designed to fill a number of long-standing gaps in the literature and thinking about youth work and youth policy.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-40982-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-19309-7
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