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Two steps forward, one step back: issues for policy and practice

Rose, Wendy (2002). Two steps forward, one step back: issues for policy and practice. In: Ward, H and Rose, Wendy eds. Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 309–319.

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This chapter explores some of the key themes which have emerged in this book and relates them to policy and practice issues. An explicit developmental/ecological perspective underpins the system and processes for assessing children's needs. The search for more rationality, rigour and an evidence basis to both individual casework and service planning is examined, which the development of the Integrated Children's System is intended to support. However factors such as the current state of new technology, the professional workforce and the complexity involved in new systems may inhibit the pace and scale of implementation in practice.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2002, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1-85302-780-4, 978-1-85302-780-2
Keywords: Childcare ; Child care ; Services for children ; Needs assessment
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 18411
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2009 09:57
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:37
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