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A marriage made in hell: early intervention meets child protection

Featherstone, Brid; Morris, Kate and White, Sue (2014). A marriage made in hell: early intervention meets child protection. British Journal of Social Work, 44(7) pp. 1735–1749.

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Abstract

In this article we will argue for the moral legitimacy of support and its difference from intervention and the need to engage with and develop a family support project for the 21st century. We call for a debate on the current settlement between the state and family life and for a recognition that a perfect storm has ensued from the unholy alliance of early intervention and child protection. We will argue for a project that celebrates families’ strengths as well as their vulnerabilities in the context of considerable adversities and (re) locates workers as agents of hope and support. We draw from a diverse set of literatures and disciplines to locate our arguments within a broader project occasioned by the economic crisis and questioning of the verities of neo-liberalism.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Authors
ISSN: 1468-263X
Keywords: child; family; inequality; protection; support
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 37437
Depositing User: Brigid Featherstone
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 09:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 11:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37437
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