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The reorganization of Children’s Social Services in England.

Purcell, C. and Chow, D.S.L. (2011) 'The reorganization of Children’s Social Services in England.', Public money and management., 31 (6). pp. 403-410.

Abstract

Through a case study of a London borough's children's social services department (CSD), this article highlights themes concerning the reorganization of children's social care provision. Reorganizations have been driven in part by tensions between the desire of social work professionals to maintain their autonomous modes of working, versus an increasingly managerialist outlook of more recent government initiatives. The acceptance and incorporation of managerialist ideals into working practices may be driven by a climate of greater risk aversion, leading to creeping risk management across CSDs.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (82Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2011.618764
Publisher statement:This is an electronic version of an article published in Purcell, C. and Chow, D.S.L. (2011) 'The reorganization of Children’s Social Services in England.', Public money and management., 31 (6). pp. 403-410. Public money and management is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0954-0962&volume=31&issue=6&spage=403
Record Created:12 Sep 2011 16:35
Last Modified:10 Apr 2013 10:39

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