Residential Child Care: Collaborative Practice is an innovative book which addresses the specific context of modern residential child care while promoting collaborative practice within a wider social work setting. The book analyzes the collaborative role of organizations, field workers, parents, teachers, and children, and stresses how these interprofessional relationships are crucial to ensuring children’s wellbeing. Comprehensive and accessible, the book includes learning outcomes, activities, and case studies to help aid students’ understanding. The book successfully balances its theoretical context with a focus on practice, making it an invaluable resource for students and practitioners. It will be useful for social work and social care students, trainee residential workers, and professionals who have an interest in working with looked after children.
- Chapter 1: Perceptions and Realities in Residential Child Care
- Chapter 2: What Do We Mean by Collaborative Practice?
- Chapter 3: Understanding Ethics in Collaborative Practice
- Chapter 4: Understanding Organisations and Groups in the Context of Collaborative Practice
- Chapter 5: Social Workers and Residential Workers: The Key Collaborative Relationship
- Chapter 6: Inter-Professional Collaboration: Working with Health and Education Professionals
- Chapter 7: Positive about Parents: Working in Partnership
- Chapter 8: Collaborating with Children and Young People
- Chapter 9: Conclusion: Children Tell it like it is