In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent international expertise, the book offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the policies, systems and practices that can deliver the best outcomes for children. It considers the challenges faced by children globally, and the difference families, services and professionals can make. This ambitious and far-reaching handbook is essential reading for everyone working to make the world a better and safer place for children.

part I|44 pages

Historical and theoretical perspectives

chapter 2|13 pages

Historical themes in child welfare

The emergence of early child welfare structures

chapter 3|13 pages

Children and childhood

Viewed through different disciplinary lenses

part II|52 pages

Parenting, resilience and community support

chapter 4|12 pages

Community development approaches in response to neoliberalism

The example of Eskasoni Mental Health Services, Canada

chapter 5|16 pages

The centrality of community

Achieving child and youth welfare

chapter 6|10 pages

Universal service provision for children and young people

A challenge for policy makers

chapter 7|12 pages

Child welfare practice in New Zealand

Challenges and possibilities

part III|54 pages

Family support

chapter 9|15 pages

Contemporary young motherhood

Global perspectives of everyday experiences

chapter 10|13 pages

The relevance of civic engagement for child and youth welfare

Lessons learnt from socialist and post-socialist Slovenia

chapter 11|14 pages

Children’s rights, social justice and family support

Developing inclusive, socially just and participatory practice

part IV|92 pages

Crime and violence against children

chapter 12|12 pages

Preventing child sexual exploitation

Would an international age of consent to sexual activity help secure the welfare of children?

chapter 13|11 pages

Child labour exploitation

A historical and global view

chapter 15|12 pages

The impact of intimate partner violence on children

A global and developmental analysis

chapter 17|18 pages

Comparing child protection systems

Towards a global perspective

part V|70 pages

Substitute care

chapter 18|17 pages

Kinship care for children and young people

International perspectives

chapter 19|18 pages

International adoption

A global challenge

chapter 20|13 pages

Residential care for children and young people

Policy and practice challenges

chapter 21|20 pages

Institutionalization and the commodification of children

How to ensure children regain their right to family life

part VI|72 pages

Promoting positive practice

chapter 23|19 pages

Multi-disciplinary work with children and young people

Process and outcomes

chapter 26|12 pages

The use of play skills during child protection and welfare assessments

Building relationships with children to explore attachment relationships

chapter |4 pages