• Sharon Pinkney


The concluding chapter reviews the way this book aims to make a contribution to reflections on what child-centred practice means in child welfare. With a theoretical framework informed by insights from a number of disciplinary perspectives, the book pays particular attention to psychosocial, emotional, sensory and spatial influences. The book uses case studies to reflect on the contemporary landscape of children’s services within the UK. It sets out the way policy establishes a complex terrain for contemporary child welfare practice. The argument is that there are no simple answers to the problems faced by society in relation to protecting and safeguarding children and young people. The book provides some examples of good practice in difficult and challenging work with children and young people.


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  • Sharon Pinkney
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  1. 1.Carnegie School of EducationLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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