The everyday lives of children in care: using a sociological perspective to inform social work practice

Holland, Sally and Renold, Emma and Ross, Nicola and Hillman, Alex (2008) The everyday lives of children in care: using a sociological perspective to inform social work practice. NCRM Working Paper. ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This chapter has three main aims. Firstly, it introduces how contemporary sociological approaches to the study of childhood can enable us to make sense of the social worlds of children and young people. Secondly, the chapter reports on how we are drawing on such approaches to inform the establishment of an on-going research project with looked after children, (Extra)ordinary Lives, and some findings from the research are presented. Thirdly, the chapter explores the relevance of sociological approaches to the study of childhood for direct practice, drawing out implications of both the research methods and some of the research findings fo r those who work with children and young people.

Item Type:Working Paper (NCRM Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:NCRM Publications
Subjects:3. Data Quality and Data Management > 3.2 Quality in Qualitative Research
3. Data Quality and Data Management > 3.8 Data Quality and Data Management (other)
4. Qualitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.23 Qualitative Approaches (other)
9. Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination > 9.7 Research Skills, Communication and Dissemination (other)
ID Code:466
Deposited By: NCRM users
Deposited On:05 Dec 2008 18:07
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:39

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