Safeguarding Childhood: Early Intervention and Surveillance in a Late Modern Society

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Macmillan Education UK, Sep 20, 2005 - Social Science - 256 pages
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This new text by a recognized authority offers a clear, invigorating and theoretically sophisticated commentary on child abuse and child welfare policy. Parton critically assesses the latest developments in child protection thinking and practice, explaining how changes in philosophy and intervention have been informed by cultural, economic and political context. Carefully blending core examples, evidence and the latest social theory, this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners.

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NIGEL PARTON is Professor of Child Care and Director of the Centre of Applied Childhood Studies, University of Hudddersfield, UK. He is also co-editor of Children and Society and on the editorial board of eight other journals.

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