PREVENTIVE INTERVENTION AS A WORKING CONCEPT IN CHILD-CARE PRACTICE

Hargreaves, Rosalind G. and Hadlow, Jan (1995) PREVENTIVE INTERVENTION AS A WORKING CONCEPT IN CHILD-CARE PRACTICE. British Journal of Social Work, 25 (3). pp. 349-365. ISSN 0045-3102. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Prevention persists in social work despite criticism of the term. In 1975 and 1990 identical surveys were carried out to discover what social workers were trying to prevent in sampled individual pieces of work. The study elicits the assumptions underpinning their thinking about prevention and notes differences between the two surveys. The findings are then discussed in relation to the 1989 Children Act. A model for individual preventive practice is presented and the discussion of issues concludes that the usage of the term will continue despite a change of focus in child-care legislation. Prevention can provide a more valuable framework for practice with the benefits of greater specificity and clarity of thinking on the part of practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 30 May 2009 08:33
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 08:36
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19586 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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