Gender and Child Welfare in Society

Considers ways that elevating questions about gender may also help researchers and practitioners greater comprehend kinfolk relationships and concerns in kid's improvement

  • attracts on present advancements in brooding about gender relatives
  • deals an outline of sociological, mental and developmental views on family members relationships, baby welfare results and the practice/policy realities interventions with households
  • Chapters tackle variety of carrier settings; together with relations aid, baby healthiness, schooling, baby security, household violence, ‘looked after’ kids and formative years justice

Chapter 1 Gender and ChildWelfare in Society: creation to a few Key techniques (pages 1–25): Jonathan Scourfield
Chapter 2 Exploring the connection among Gender and baby future health: A Comparative research of low and high fiscal source international locations (pages 27–59): Lorraine eco-friendly and Julie Taylor
Chapter three Gender, baby Maltreatment and younger People's Offending (pages 61–93): Carol?Ann Hooper
Chapter four Gender and education (pages 95–120): Shereen Benjamin
Chapter five Are Abused girls ‘Neglectful’Mothers? A serious mirrored image established onWomen's stories (pages 121–148): Simon Lapierre
Chapter 6 The Clock begins Now: Feminism, Mothering and Attachment concept in baby safeguard perform (pages 149–172): Julia Krane, Linda Davies, Rosemary Carlton and Meghan Mulcahy
Chapter 7 enticing Fathers – selling Gender Equality? (pages 173–194): Brid Featherstone
Chapter eight operating with Violent Male Carers (Fathers and Stepfathers) (pages 195–222): Mark Rivett
Chapter nine The relatives workforce convention in ChildWelfare: A View from New Zealand (pages 223–246): Margaret McKenzie
Chapter 10 Gender in Residential Childcare (pages 247–272): Mark Smith
Chapter eleven healing suggestions in baby safety and Gendered Practices (pages 273–299): Trish Walsh

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She starts by setting the context in various different conceptions of equality, debates about work and care and the politics of fatherhood. ’ before discussing evidence about the practical reality of contemporary fathering. Featherstone sees her chapter as asking more questions than it answers. In Chapter 8 Mark Rivett brings the focus more specifically onto working with violent fathers. He argues for a ‘both/and’ approach to violent male carers, which takes seriously both their abusive behaviour and their role as fathers, and he notes that interventions tend to focus on one aspect or the other.

British Journal of Social Work, 27: 419–33. Featherstone, B. (2003) Taking fathers seriously. British Journal of Social Work, 33: 239–54. Featherstone (2004) Family Life and Family Support: A Feminist Analysis. Basingstoke, Palgrave. Featherstone, B. and Trinder, L. (1997) Familiar subjects? Domestic violence and child welfare. Child and Family Social Work, 2: 147–59. , Rivett, M. and Scourfield, J. (2007) Working with Men in Health and Social Care. London, Sage. , Phoenix, A. and Pattman, R. (2002) Young Masculinities.

They then develop a detailed case study – the story of ‘Amber’, the 24-year old mother of three children – which illustrates the challenges of implementing therapeutic intervention in a statutory child protection context. Despite the challenges, they end with some positive suggestions for the application of attachment theory in social work practice with mothers. Chapters 7 and 8 deal with different aspects of fathering in relation to child welfare. In Chapter 7 Brid Featherstone deals with the engagement of men in child welfare services.

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