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Children's Homes: A Study in Diversity (Living Away From Home - Studies in Residential Care) [Paperback]

Ian Sinclair , Ian Gibbs

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17 Sep 1998 0471984566 978-0471984566 1
Children s homes have cultures which vary from the benign to the malignant. Using a distinctive cross–institutional design, this study of 48 children s homes shows how some were characterised by widespread bullying, delinquency and low morale among both staff and residents whilst others were relatively peaceful and friendly. These differences are explained by the way these homes were resourced, managed and run, thus providing lessons for the future. This accessible text provides ∗ a much–needed insight into the management of children s homes and the impact on their residents ∗ perspectives from a large sample of children, parents, staff and social workers ∗ an examination of the effect on staff and residents of features such as the size of the home, staff ratios, the proportion of trained staff and the approach of the head Commissioned by the Department of Health, this study is essential reading for practitioners in the social and welfare services and others with an interest in the well–being of deprived, troubled or delinquent young people.

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Stark analysis of children's care
"Quantitative analysis and examples of participants' opinions make surprising reading and offer an insight that may be new to most health professionals working outside the system. ... With the care system on the government agenda, this study has much to offer and should inform debate on what is best for looked-after children. ...a fascinating and thought-provoding read." - Suzanne Smith, Named Nurse: Child Protection, Community Practitioner, April 1999

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Children’s homes have cultures which vary from the benign to the malignant. Using a distinctive ‘cross–institutional’ design, this study of 48 children’s homes shows how some were characterised by widespread bullying, delinquency and low morale among both staff and residents whilst others were relatively peaceful and friendly. These differences are explained by the way these homes were resourced, managed and run, thus providing lessons for the future. This accessible text provides a much–needed insight into the management of children’s homes and the impact on their residents perspectives from a large sample of children, parents, staff and social workers an examination of the effect on staff and residents of features such as the size of the home, staff ratios, the proportion of trained staff and the approach of the head Commissioned by the Department of Health, this study is essential reading for practitioners in the social and welfare services and others with an interest in the well–being of deprived, troubled or delinquent young people.

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