This will be a key new text for modules on Children and Families on the qualifying Social Work degree, and on PQ courses in this area, and should also be used on Assessment & Intervention modules. It will also have wider appeal across Health and Social Care and on the new EYPS programmes – the market is wide ranging.

Family Support and Intervention

Family support and intervention

This chapter focuses on intervention with families because the family is integral to any consideration of the child's welfare, even when it is a small one.

Chapter Overview

  • Defining ‘family’
  • Working with families
  • Working with marginalised families
  • Looked-after children

Defining ‘Family’

The family is here defined as the unit of carers and close relationships in the child's cosmos that surround the developing child. Some children may have more than one family or one family divided into several units, as in the case of parents who divorce and have shared care. Furthermore, as Stobart (2009) explains, in many cultures ‘the head female in the household is called “mother”, and the head male “father”; other adults are called “aunties” or “uncles”…’ (p. 158).

One concern is that ...

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