Title

Reviewed Work(s): Governing the Family: Child Care, Child Protection and the State by Nigel PARTON

Keywords

book review, family, child care

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive study of recent changes in social policy surrounding the issue of child protection in England. The area of child protection is used to dramatize how certain aspects of the social world are labeled problems and become subject to legal control. This is essentially the case study of how one country has grappled with the competing demands of protecting children and respecting the privacy rights of parents. Central to the book is the important, if not paramount, role that social workers have in mediating between the often conflicting demands of protection and family privacy.

Original Publication Citation

Busby, D. M. (1993). Governing the family: Child care, child protection, and the State by Parton, N. Social Science Quarterly, 74.

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

1993-3

Publisher

Social Science Quarterly

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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