New titles on children, young people and families

​Edited by Guðný Björk Eydal and​ Tine Rostgaard​
In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, the UK and the US demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in Nordic countries through family and social policies, and how these shape and influence the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods.

Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the 
family lives of children and young people
Edited by Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Carol-Ann Hooper and Val Gillies
In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how “troubles” feature in “normal” families, and how the “normal” features in “troubled” families.

The story of Baby P: Setting the record straight
by Ray Jones
This book is the first to tell what happened to ‘Baby P’, how the story was told by the media and its considerable impact on the 
child protection system in England. It makes a crucial contribution to the topic.

Moving on from Munro: Improving children’s services
by Maggie Blyth
Three years after the publication of the influential Munro Report (2011) this important publication draws together a range of experts working in the field of 
child  protection to critically examine what impact the reforms have had on multi agency child protection systems in this country, at both local and national level. 

Re-imagining child protection: Towards humane social work with families
by Brid Featherstone, Susan White, Kate Morris
This book challenges the current child protection culture and calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and 
families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection.

Changing children’s services: Working and learning together (Second edition)
Edited by Pam Foley and Andy Rixon
This new edition of the best-selling textbook critically examines the potential and reality of closer ‘working together’ and asks whether such new ways of working will be able to respond more effectively to the needs and aspirations of children and their families

by Jenny Reynolds, Catherine Houlston, Lester Colema and Gordon Harold

This book shows how children are affected by conflict, explores why they respond to conflict in different ways, and provides clear, practical guidance on the best ways to ameliorate the effects.



Dark secrets of childhood: Media power, child abuse and public scandals
by Fred Powell and Margaret Scanlon
Revelations of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Ireland – and its ‘cover-up’ by Church authorities – have given rise to one of the greatest institutional scandals of modern history. Through in-depth analysis of 20 years of media representation the book draws significant insights on the media’s influence and its impact on civil society.

This engaging book presents the shocking truth about the lives and deaths of children in custody. Drawing on human rights legislation, it outlines the harsh realities of penal child custody. The issues are explored through the lens of protection, not punishment, and the author finds there can be only one conclusion: child prisons must close.
The central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty.

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