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A marriage made in hell : early intervention meets child protection Brid Featherstone, Kate Morris and Sue White

By: Featherstone, Brid.
Contributor(s): Morris, Kate | White, Sue.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: British Journal of Social Work.Publisher: Oxford Academic, 2014Subject(s): CHILD PROTECTION | CHILD WELFARE | FAMILIES | INTERVENTION | SOCIAL POLICY | SOCIAL SERVICES | SUPPORT SERVICES | UNITED KINGDOMOnline resources: Click here to access online | Read abstract In: British Journal of Social Work, 2014, 44(1): 1735-1749Summary: "In this article, we will argue for the moral legitimacy of support and its difference from intervention and the need to engage with and develop a family support project for the twenty-first century. We call for a debate on the current settlement between the state and family life and for a recognition that a perfect storm has ensued from the unholy alliance of early intervention and child protection. We will argue for a project that celebrates families' strengths as well as their vulnerabilities in the context of considerable adversities and (re) locates workers as agents of hope and support. We draw from a diverse set of literatures and disciplines to locate our arguments within a broader project occasioned by the economic crisis and questioning of the verities of neo-liberalism." (Authors' abstract). Record #5802
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British Journal of Social Work, 2014, 44(1): 1735-1749

"In this article, we will argue for the moral legitimacy of support and its difference from intervention and the need to engage with and develop a family support project for the twenty-first century. We call for a debate on the current settlement between the state and family life and for a recognition that a perfect storm has ensued from the unholy alliance of early intervention and child protection. We will argue for a project that celebrates families' strengths as well as their vulnerabilities in the context of considerable adversities and (re) locates workers as agents of hope and support. We draw from a diverse set of literatures and disciplines to locate our arguments within a broader project occasioned by the economic crisis and questioning of the verities of neo-liberalism." (Authors' abstract). Record #5802