- Garrett, Paul Michael, 1958-
- Children -- Services for -- England.
- Child welfare -- Government policy -- England
- Social work with children -- England
- McGraw-Hill Open University Press,
- 0335234259 (pbk.) :
- 9780335234257 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Chapter 1 Introduction Spinning the 'Transformation': New Labour's way with words Children's Services and 'Modern' Times Chapter Map Reflection and Talk Box 1 Chapter 2 Theorizing Neoliberal 'Transformation' Defining Neoliberalism Remaking the State Actually Existing Neoliberalism Accumulation by Dispossession Precariousness and Flexibility Lockdown The 'Double Shuffle': Doing Neoliberalism the New Labour Way Embedding Neoliberalism: Giddens and the Third Way Winning Hearts and Minds Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 2 Chapter 3 The 'transformational reform agenda': The Change for Children programme Launching the 'transformational reform agenda' The tripartite system to facilitate better 'outcomes' 'Imagine you are in a Foreign Country' The 'Common' Vision Being 'Modern' and being American Looking to the 'Symbolic Mecca'? Venturing to Vermont Prevention and 'Prevention Science' Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 3 Chapter 4 Neoliberal Globalism, 'Race' and Place: Reviewing the Laming Report on the death of Victoria Climbie 'Working with Diversity': Laming, 'Race' and Racism 'I do not do political correctness': Laming on 'Race' A world shook up: Neoliberal globalism and the Victoria Climbie tragedy Responding to the 'out of place' Suspicion and Deterrence: The 'absent presence' in Laming's Report 'Flexibility' in Action: The temporary, transient, trans-national workforce Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 4 Chapter 5 'Transformation', Technology and Surveillance The e-government agenda: Technologising and marketising the public sector The 'Surveillance State' Surveillance Today Examining ContactPoint (CPd) The 'e-Turn' and the remaking of practitioners' temporal frameworks Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 5 Chapter 6 Making 'Anti-Social Behaviour': ASBO Politics 'Anti-Social Behaviour': Putting it into words Tracking 'Anti-Social Behaviour' Creating 'Respect' and 'Responsibility' 'Radical' and 'Modern' approaches to 'Chaotic Families' 'Been there': The ASBO Politics of Blunkett Excavating the 'Problem Family' in an Age of 'Terrorism' and 'Insecurity': The ASBO Politics of Blair Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 6 Chapter 7 'Problem Families' and 'Sinbin' Solutions The State, 'Social Problems' and the Backward Glance Promoting the 'Empowerment' of Families: The Dundee Families Project Getting a 'Grip' on the 'Anti-Social Family': Examining the 'Pioneers' Reporting the 'transformation' of Children's Services: Researchers and the 'lives of others' Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 7 Chapter 8 Making 'happier' children and more 'fulfilled' social workers? Privatizing social work services for 'looked after' children 'Transforming' the lives of children and young people in care? Examining the potential for SWP SWP: The Grand Vision Tilting the balance: The 'war of position' against local authority social work Examining the SWP working group The private sector rescuing a 'failing' care system? Parents and young people: Examining the excluding and filtering processes Conclusion Reflection and Talk Box 8 Chapter 9 Conclusion Future(s) Architects of the 'Transformation' Lifting the Heart: (Creative) Social work is Elsewhere 'Baby P' Another 'Transformation' is possible: Resistance and Opposition in a 'Modern' World Notes References
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