• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book introduces the inter-disciplinary study of childhood and youth and the multi-agency practice of professionals who serve the needs of children, young people and their families. Exploring key theories and central ideas, research methodology, policy and practice, it takes a holistic, contextual approach that values difference and diversity. It examines concepts such as identity, representation, creativity and discourse and issues such as ethnicity, gender and the ‘childhood in crisis’ thesis. Furthermore, it challenges opinion by exploring complex and controversial modern-day issues, and by engaging with a range of perspectives to highlight debates within the field.

The Reflective Practitioner
The reflective practitioner

When the interests of children and young people are at the heart of your professional work, you will need to ensure that the knowledge, skills and understanding you bring to each situation is guided by good practice within your professional field. As you begin your career pathway and gain experience you will start to build your own repertoire of techniques that should guide your practice.

We are always learning and, as such, must be adaptable. ...

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