This is a further contribution from the York University team who have added so significantly to our understanding of what matters in residential child care. The book focuses on the leadership role of the manage and ways in which resources are deployed to impact on care and outcomes for children... This volume recapitulates the message that each children's home is one part of the larger system of children's services and successful outcomes will require all the part to be working effectively together... This book will be a helpful and thought-provoking read for those working both inside and outside children's homes.
Written by a multi-disciplinary research team, this new book examines the key issues of leadership, management and resources, and the ways that these relate to outcomes for young people living in residential care. Using innovative research methods, the book investigates the structure, processes and outcomes of residential child care...The book offers a comprehensive account of the research and concludes with a detailed discussion of the implications to its finding for policy, practice and training.
Children and Young People Now
This valuable book brings together specific research on what accounts for the differences between children's homes and how practice can be better supported...The manager's role is explored in five key areas: own role and identity; relation to staff; to young people as individuals and as a group; to networks outside of the home; and to their own organisation.
NLCAS, National leaving care advisory service
This new book examines the key issues of leadership, management and resources, and the ways that these relate to outcomes for young people living in residential care. The book offers a comprehensive account of the research and concludes with a detailed discussion of the implications of its findings for policy,practice and training.
Book News Inc
The authors use the findings of a residential child care research initiative commissioned by the UK Department of Health to recommend policy and practice to leaders at small group homes for young people. Particular concerns include the views of young people in homes, leadership pitfalls, the use of resources and the role of manager within a larger organization.