By Paul Harrison
Large format paperback, 128 pages
For managers who wish to reflect upon strategic issues, supervisors who must implement strategic and policy directives, policy makers who need to understand the impact of their decisions on the service provider as well as the service user... it also provides a useful reference for those undertaking and delivering post-graduate education and training.It places child welfare and protection work in the context of the political climate, societal norms anf professional values within which it is performed. It focuses on the evolving issues of globalisation, family structure, the re-balancing of the relationship with families, and the rights of children. It:
Delivering services in the context of reforms and expectations requires structural changes as well as changes in the roles and responsibilities of individuals. This book explores the managers' role in leading staff to rise to these challenges.
Child welfare managers, supervisors, policy makers, students and practitioners undertaking post-graduate education and training in child welfare and protection.
Paul Harrison has over thirty years' experience of working in children's services. He holds qualifications in both social work and management and is a member of the Health Management Institute of Ireland. He has held a number of practitioner and management positions within statutory social services in such areas as child protection and welfare, alternative care, family support, homelessness, mental health and addiction. He has also served on the board of management of a variety of voluntary organisations. He is currently working for Ireland's Health Service Executive as a National Specialist for Children's Services, with particular responsibility for child protection.
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