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ERIC Number: EJ950837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Children and Families' Involvement in Social Work Decision Making
Gallagher, Michael; Smith, Mark; Hardy, Mark; Wilkinson, Heather
Children & Society, v26 n1 p74-85 Jan 2012
This review summarises the research literature on children's and parents' involvement in social work decision making, which is regarded, in policy terms, as increasingly important. In practice, however, it tends to be messy, difficult and compromised. Different individuals or groups may have different understandings of participation and related concepts, while differences of age and disability also mediate effective user engagement. The literature highlights common themes in effective participatory practice with both children and their parents. Central to this are the establishment of relationships of trust and respect, clear communication and information and appropriate support to participate.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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