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.

Conclusion: Children Tell it like it is

Conclusion: Children tell it like it is

The legendary singer – and young person – Eddie Cochran once wrote a song about some of the difficulties of being young. In his song, Summertime Blues, he sang with great feeling about how young people can be almost invisible in the eyes of the powerful (‘I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote’).

The sentiments expressed by Eddie Cochran had a strong resonance with young people when Summertime Blues was a hit in 1958. Some things have changed since then. Children now have a voice at the United Nations, and Western society is becoming more aware of children's rights. However, the question of whether children are really listened ...

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