Palsgrave Macmillan has sent us details of Inequality, Poverty, Education A Political Economy of School Exclusion by Francesca Ashurst and Couze Venn which was published earlier this year.
The authors develop a political economy and a genealogy of school exclusion in order to reveal exclusion to be a symptom of more fundamental issues relating to poverty and inequality, reflected in the role of the state in managing their consequences, particularly regarding juvenile delinquency. Using archival and documentary evidence they uncover the roots of exclusionary practices in political and economic struggles going back to the 19th century. These conflicts, the authors claim, have had decisive effects on key shifts in social and educational policy from the Poor Law Reforms of 1834 to the emergence of the welfare state and the current neoliberal reconstitution of society according to the model of the market. In arguing that competing views of an equitable and just society underlie exclusion, the authors believe their analysis opens up a space for envisaging radical new approaches and practices for dealing with children in trouble.
Francesca Ashurst is an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University, Wales
Couze Venn is Visiting Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London and Associate Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
This book will be reviewed in the June 2015 issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal.
December 15th and Issue 16 of the goodenoughcaring Journal is online, The principal theme of the new issue is the significance relationships have for children as they grow up.
John Stein has composed the Editorial for this issue. The authors providing us with knowledge, experiences and insights in Issue 16 are Lorea Boneke, John Burton, Cynthia Cross, Evelyn Daniel, John Diamond, Maurice Fenton, Iain Macleod, Jeremy Millar, Charles Sharpe, Mark Smith, John Stein with an additional article, Ian D. Suttie, and Christina Williamson.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers have given us prior notice of John Burton’s forthcoming book Leading Good Care: the task, heart and art of managing social care due to be published on February 15th, 2015. John is a regular contributor of articles to the goodenoughcaring Journal. This book will be reviewed in the June 2015 issue of the goodenoughcaring Journal.
Comments from readers who have previewed the book include :
‘This book wants reading for several reasons. It is a book from the heart and highly readable. It identifies straightforwardly, matter-of-factly and scathingly the mindless, blinkered and harmful bureaucracy which has infected and distorted the social and health care system. Yet, in the face of these identified evils, it cleaves to optimism and independence of thought throughout and a determination that things can, and must, change. It discusses systems and ideas, but is written by an author with a detailed practical knowledge of care and who uses, throughout the book, care settings to illustrate in depth the issues as played out in the real world. Above all, this book challenges managers to break out of the vicious circle within which they can all too easily become enmired and ultimately, to lead good care.’
Michael Mandelstam, author of How We Treat the Sick: Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services
‘If you want to step up to leadership, and to lead good care, this book will help you do just that. It’s borne of long experience and a passionate belief in the difference good leadership can make. So if you want to transform people’s lives, start here.
From the foreword by Debbie Sorkin, National Director of Systems Leadership, the Leadership Centre
‘Leaving bureaucracy and compliance in its wake, John Burton takes the book’s reader on a journey to leadership both as a role and as an aspiration… With sobering references to the health and social care scandals of Cornwall, Staffordshire and Winterbourne View, and more recently the Savile debacle, John exposes the myth that managers were principally to blame by showing how there are wider systemic failings that leave most managers believing that they are powerless to take a stand and simply doing as they are told… With compassion entering the social care vocabulary again, John’s book is a timely inspiration for managers to return to humanity and core tasks with confidence and to lead their services to real and meaningful excellence.’
Philip Nightingale, Registered Social Care Manager
For more details about the John Burton’s new book go to http://www.jkp.com/uk/leading-good-care.html
On December 15th, 2014, issue 16 of the goodenoughcaring Journal will be published online. This issue has a broad principal theme : ‘significant relationships” John Stein provides our editorial and there are articles from Lorea Boneke, Cynthia Cross, Evelyn Daniel, John Diamond, Iain Macleod, Jeremy Millar, Mark Smith, Christine Williamson, Charles Sharpe and John Stein has written a further article for this issue. More articles are in the pipeline. News of these will appear here at http://www.goodenoughcaring.com in the coming days.
Further submissions of articles are welcome until December 1st. Submit an article as an attachment to http://www.goodenoughcaring.com
A conference examining social welfare in Scotland following this year’s referendum on Scottish independence is to be held on November 28th, 2014 at Edinburgh University, South Hall, Pollock Halls.
2014 has been a momentous year for Scotland. The Independence Referendum result was to remain within the United Kingdom, although the political fallout from that decision continues.
A striking feature of the Referendum was the extent to which debate converged around questions of social welfare and social justice.
This conference, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, and supported by the journal Ethics and Social Welfare, Social Work Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council provides an opportunity to explore Scottish social welfare policies and the values underpinning these.
This conference will address key ideas around what, if anything might be distinctive about a Scottish tradition of social welfare, both historically, but also tracing historical antecedents to the present day.
Prof Stephen Webb, Glasgow Caledonian University
Prof David McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonian University
Prof James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh
Prof Jonathan Hearn, University of Edinburgh
Robin McAlpine, The Common Weal
Jean Freemen, Founder of Women for Independence
Scroll down this page to find the response to the Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care’s debate about child care in a post referendum Scotland and United Kingdom
The 15th Annual Separation and Reunion will be held on Friday 28th of November 2014 at London Voluntary Resource Centre 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA. The theme of the conference is Abused Children : Attachment Issues.
The conference is being held from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
The conference will be chaired by Dr. Nelda Frater, Medical Director Frater Clinic Patron of SRF
Key Note Speakers are:
Dr Danya Glaser, Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor UCL; ‘The Abuse of Children’.
Ms. Annetta Bennett, National Consultant Trainer and Facilitator, ‘Female Genital Mutilation’.
Mr. Thurstine Bassett, Director of Bassett Consultancy, ‘Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege’.
Ms. Heather Rovce, Educational Psychotherapist. ‘Caring for Looked After Children’.
SRF Members: £50.00
Concessions: £35.00 (Students, Retired Persons and Unemployed)
For mode information about of venue contact London Voluntary Resource Centre
Please confirm attendance by return e-mail ASAP. Should you require further information on this event, please email the SRF’s admin team at serefo or ring 0207 8010 135 or Mob: 0778 370 5423. The organisers ask that those wishing to attend confirm attendance by email as soon as possible.
The consortium of Therapeutic Communities holds its annual conference at the Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University on October 14th, 2014 from 9.00am to 4pm.
Glyndŵr University and The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities have come together to present what they believe will be an exciting and innovative conference.
The conference will appeal to those already working in the looked after children sector, professionals interested in developing their practice and those that have an interest in working with children now and in the future in aligned occupations.
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.therapeuticcommunities.org/events/therapeutic-childcare-hopefulness-in-a-changing-landscape
To register for this event please visit, http://store.glyndwr.ac.uk and click on ‘Conference & Events’. If you have any problem booking online, please call 01978 293 188.
Date(s) – 14/10/2014
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Child Care History Network’s annual conference will take place on October 3rd, 2014 from 9.00am to 5.00pm at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Topsham, near Exeter. The theme of the conference is –Healing the Wounds of Childhood The Medical and Psychological Care of Children : Historical and Current Perspectives.
To learn more about the conference and to book a place, follow these links –
supported by: The Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter and The Wellcome Trust
So that we can put the date in our diaries, Dr Elaine Arnold the Director of the Separation and Reunion Forum has written to give us advance notice of the forum’s 15th annual conference “Maltreatment of Children and the Effects on their Attachments” which will be held on Friday 28th. November 2015 at the London Voluntary Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.
More details about the conference will appear on this page in the very near future. Visit the Serefo website at http://www.serefo.org.uk