Mr Doug Martin
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Module Reading List
The following books provide general reading for the module.
Specific readings are given for each topic during the teaching of the module.
There is no single core text book for this course but the following books provide a broad overview of issues relevant to the module. Walker (2018) Working together for children provides an up-to-date discussion of multi-agency working in specific contexts and other factors relevent to the module such as the various vulnerable circumstances experienced by children. Previous additions of the book are also useful. For research on the Children Act see The Children Act now : messages from research (2001). Frost (ed) Child welfare : major themes in health and social welfare (four volumes) and is in the Brotherton. Also Frost (2011) Rethinking children and families : the relationship between the childhood, families and the state is a very useful text. See also a book of readings edited by Hendrick (2005), Child welfare and social policy : an essential reader.
The key website is www.education.gov.uk
On the family in general see:
or general sociology text books, most of which have a chapter on ‘The family’.
On family support for government policy see the following which are mainly stored in the official publications section of the Brotherton:
Department for Education and Employment (1998) Meeting the Childcare Challenge
Department of Health (1995) Child protection : messages from research.
Books on family support include:
Canavan, Dolan and Pinkerton (eds) (2000), Family support : direction from diversity, London, JKP
Colton, M. (1995), Children in need : family support under the Children Act 1989, London, JKP
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., Pinkerton, J. (Eds) (2006) Family support as reflective practice JKP.
Featherstone, B. (2004) Family life and family support : a feminist analysis, Palgrave, Basingstoke
Frost, N et al (eds) (2003) The RHP companion to family support, Lyme Regis, Russell House
Land, H. (2001) Meeting the child poverty challenge : why universal childcare is key to ending child poverty, London, Daycare Trust
McAuley, C., Pecora, P. J., Rose, W. (Eds) (2006) Enhancing the well-being of children and families through effective interventions : international evidence for practice JKP.
Parton, N. (ed) (1997) Child protection and family support : tensions, contradictions, and possibilities, London, Routledge
Pithouse, A. (1998), Family support and family centre services : issues, research and evaluation in the UK, USA, and Hong Kong, London, JKP
Wheal, A (ed) (2002), Family support handbook, Lyme Regis, Russell House
There is a special issue of the journal Children & society. 13:4, Sept., 1999 on family support stored on the Education shelves (Education O CHI) and available online via the library catalogue.
On the Children Act, 1989 / 2004 see:
Many publications, around 15-20, are in boxes under Department of Health, at Brotherton in the Official Publications section.
Abuse in care
For overviews on abuse in care see the two reports chaired by Sir William Utting:
People Like Us (1997, TSO)
Corby, B et al (2001) Public inquiries into residential abuse of children, London, Jessica Kingsley
Humphreys, C. & Stanley, N. (Eds) (2006) Domestic violence and child protection : directions for good practice JKP.
Parton, N. (2006) Safeguarding childhood : early intervention and surveillance in a late modern society Palgrave Macmillan.
Parton, N. (1991) Governing the family : child care, child protection and the state, London, MacMillan
Parton, N., and Wattam, C. (1999) Child sexual abuse : responding to the experiences of children, London, MacMillan
Violence Against Children Study Group (1990) Taking child abuse seriously : contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice, (London, MacMillan)
Violence Against Children Study Group (1999) Children, child abuse and child protection : placing children centrally, (London, John Wiley)
Wilson and James (eds) (2007) The Child Protection Handbook London, Balliere Tindall
The Brotherton boxes contain a series of books called ‘Studies in Child Protection’, which are summarised in Child protection : messages from research. (1995)
On co-operation in child protection see:
Hallett, C. (1995) Interagency coordination in child protection, London, HMSO.
Frost, N. (2005) Professionalism, partnership and joined-up thinking : a research review of front-line working with children and families, Research in Practice
On residential child care see:
Packman, J. and Hall, C., (1998) From care to accommodation : support, protection and control in child care services, London, TSO
Frost, Mills and Stein (1999) Understanding residential child care, London, Ashgate
Hayden, C. et al (2000) State child care : looking after children?, London, JKP
Berridge, D., Brodie, I (1998) Children's homes revisited, London, JKP
Crimmens and Pitts (eds (2000) Positive residential practice : learning the lessons of the 1990s Lyme Regis, RHP
On adoption see:
Kirton, D. (2000) "Race", ethnicity and adoption, Milton Keynes, OUP
Ivaldi, G. (2000) Surveying adoption : a comprehensive analysis of local authority adoptions 1998/99 - England : BAAF adoption statistics project, London, BAAF
Shaw, J. and Frost, N. (2013) Young people and the care experience : research, policy and practice. London: Routledge.
Thomas, N. (2005) Social work with young people in care : looking after children in theory and practice Palgrave Macmillan.
Treacher, A and Katz, I (2000) The dynamics of adoption, London, JKP
For an overview with a chapter on residential care, child abuse, etc, see Frost and Stein, now a little out of date, The politics of child welfare : inequality, power and change, (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1989)
On leaving care:
On leaving care a good starting point is the course handout Leaving Care produced by Mike Stein for the Prince's Fund. Also by Stein look at:
Stein, M. (2004) What works for young people leaving care? Ilford, Barnardo's
Stein, M. Carey, K. (1986) Leaving care, Oxford, Blackwell
Biehal, N et al (1995) Moving on : young people and leaving care schemes London, TSO
See DfE website on leaving care and the Children (Leaving Care) Act. The official report 'Me, Survive Out There' is helpful (available as a PDF at: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/DH-16029.pdf )
See also the leaving care in books on care more generally which are listed above - for example in Frost, Mills and Stein Understanding residential child care, (Ashgate, 1999), and Hayden, C. et al State child care : looking after children? (JKP, 2000).
On the government's Sure Start initiative:
The DfE website is a good resource. Doug has a box full of 'grey' literature - ask to see it if you wish. There is an important article written by the lead civil servant, Norman Glass below:
Baldock, P. et al, (2013) Understanding Early Years Policy, Paul Chapman
Glass N (1999) ‘Sure Start: The Development of an Early Intervention programme for Young Children in the United Kingdom’ Children & society. 13 pp. 257-264
Siraj-Blatchford, I., Clarke, K., and Needham, M. (2011) The team around the child : multi-agency working in the early years. Stoke: Trentham Press.
Weinberger, J. et al, (2005) Learning from Sure Start : working with young children and their families OUP
Also important is:
Bradshaw, J. (2001) Poverty : the outcomes for children, London, FPSC
Harding, L. (2001) Child poverty, Sheffield, Hallam
See also official statistics in ‘Social Trends’ (published every year) or on the web http://www.ons.gov.uk.
For books on family and children’s centres:
See the books mentioned under family support above including A.Pithouse and M. Colton.
Cannan, C. (1992) Changing families, changing welfare : family centres and the welfare state, Brighton, Harvester Wheatsheaf
Frost, N. (2011) Rethinking children and families : the relationship between the childhood, families and the state. London: Continuum.
Warren-Adamson, C. (ed) Family centres and their international role in social action : social work as informal education, London, Ashgate
Smith, T. (1996) Family centres & bringing up young children, London, HMSO
Holman, B. (1988) Putting families first : prevention and child care : a study of prevention by statutory and voluntary agencies, London, MacMillan
McMahon, L. and Ward, A.(2001) Helping families in family centres : working at therapeutic practice, London, Jessica Kingsley
For books on Youth Crime:
Utting D et al (1993), Crime and the family : conference report ; proceedings of an international conference held in London, 3 February 1994, Family Policy Study Centre, London
The Audit Commission (1996), Misspent youth : young people and crime : national report, The Audit Commission, London
Goldson B (ed) (2000), The new youth justice, Russell House Publishing, Lyme Regis
D. Farrington (1996), Understanding and preventing youth crime, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York
G Boswell(2000) Violent children and adolescents : asking the question why, Willey, Chichester
J Muncie, (1999) Youth And Crime, Sage, London
Anning, A, Cullen, T. and Fleer, M. (2009) Research contents across cultures. Chapter in Early childhood education : society and culture .
Ball, S.J. (2013) The education debate. Second Edition. Bristol: Policy Press.
Bilson, A. (Ed) (2005) Evidence-based practice in social work Whiting & Birch.
Cameron, C. and Moss, P. (2011) Social pedagogy and working with children and young people : where care and education meet. Kingsley, London.
Greene, S. & Hogan, D. (2005) Researching children's experience : methods and approaches Paul Chapman.
Fawcett, B. et al (2004) Contemporary child care policy and practice (Palgrave)
Frost, N. (ed) Child welfare : major themes in health and social welfare (four volumes) (Routledge)
Garrett, P. M. (2018) Social work and social theory : making connections ISBN: 9781447341888 (pbk.) : £26.99; 9781447341901 (ePub ebook) : £26.99; 9781447341918 (Kindle ebook) : £26.99 Bristol: Policy Press.
Hendrick, H Child welfare and social policy : an essential reader (Polity, 2005).
Lefevre, M. (2018) Communicating and engaging with children and young people : making a difference ISBN: 9781447343530 paperback; 1447343530 paperback. Bristol: Policy Press.
Martin, D. (2016) Whatever happened to extended schools? : the story of an ambitious education project ISBN: 9781782770497 £26.99 (pbk.); 9781782771845 (PDF ebook) : £26.99. London: IoE Press
Mortimore, P. (2013) Education under siege [electronic resource] : why there is a better alternative ISBN: 1447311337 ebook; 9781447311331 ebook; 9781447311317 (hardback). Bristol: Policy Press.
Whitty, G. (2016) Research and policy in education : evidence, ideology and impact ISBN: 9781782771425 (e-book). London: IoE.
See govt. departments:
Department of Health https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health
Dept. for Education http://www.education.gov.uk/
Also see voluntary organisations websites - Barnardo’s, Home-Start, etc. these have useful information on them.
This list was last updated on 12/09/2019