9781403935601

Managing Residential Childcare A Managed Service

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  • ISBN13:

    9781403935601

  • ISBN10:

    1403935602

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-02
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

This book explores the management of children's services in local authorities across England and Wales. It examines residential childcare from a management and organizational perspective for the first time. The volume evaluates how social services manage residential units and offers alternative solutions.

Author Biography

Richard Whipp is Professor at Cardiff Business School and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University.

Ian Kirkpatrick is Senior Lecturer in Organization Behaviour at Leeds University Business School.

Martin Kitchener is Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
viii
Acknowledgements ix
Introduction
1(8)
Children's homes and their management
1(4)
Book structure
5(4)
Understanding the External Management of Children's Homes
9(16)
Introduction
9(1)
The management of children's homes by local authorities
9(6)
What is management?
15(1)
Management goals in children's residential care
16(2)
A contingency approach to the management of children's homes
18(1)
Social service departments as professional bureaucracies
19(6)
Conclusion
23(2)
The Study
25(24)
Introduction
25(1)
Project outline
26(2)
Method
28(4)
Sample
32(6)
Supply and demand for residential care
38(11)
Conclusion
45(4)
Strategy and Implementation
49
Introduction
49(16)
Strategy and residential care in social services departments
51(3)
Strategy and planning
54(2)
Creating strategic plans for children's services and residential care
56(5)
Implementation
61(4)
Conclusion
65

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