Making Sense of Every Child Matters

Multi-professional Practice Guidance

Edited by Richard Barker

Making Sense of Every Child Matters
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Edited by Richard Barker

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages | 7 x 9 1/2 | © 2009
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781847420114 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
This much-needed book examines the implications of the 'Every Child Matters' (ECM) national and local framework for working with children. It analyses the key issues from the perspective of the different professions that make up the 'new children's workforce' and explores interprofessional considerations.The book includes practice issues and case examples from health, education, social work, playwork, children's centres and early years, and considers the opportunities and challenges presented by the current agenda. It will be widely welcomed by tutors and practitioners alike, enabling readers to make sense of the legislation and national guidance, and to understand better the new agendas for children's services. For more information visit:
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Notes on contributors
Introduction: making sense of Every Child Matters
      Richard Barker

1. Beginning to understand Every Child Matters
      Richard Barker
2. Interprofessional working and the children’s workforce
      Pamela Graham and Alison I. Machin
3. Education and Every Child Matters
      Pat Broadhead and Douglas Martin
4. Early years, childcare and Every Child Matters
      Joan Santer and Lindey Cookson
5. Sure Start Children’s Centres and Every Child Matters
      Sue Barker
6. Nursing and Every Child Matters
      Steve Campbell and Judith Hunter
7. Maternity care and Every Child Matters
      Lesli Godfrey
9. Social work and Every Child Matters
      Richard Barker and Sue Barker
10. Child and adolescent mental health services and Every Child Matters
      Allan Brownrigg
11. Every Child Matters: current possibilities, future opportunities and challenges
      Richard Barker

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